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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Merrillville, IN.

Adrienne Jean Winiecki, MSW
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
Griffith, IN
 

Ms. Adrienne Winiecki's areas of specialization are counseling and addiction therapy. Ms. Winiecki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Chronic Relapse, Depression, Gambling Addiction

Lawrence Ed.s Pincus
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
 

Mr. Lawrence Pincus' areas of specialization are family therapy and social work; he sees patients in Valparaiso, IN and Chesterton, IN. His areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Mr. Pincus is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , mood disorders, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
1441 E 84th Place
Merrillville, IN
 

Ms. Lauren Pellegrini-Hubster's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Pellegrini-Hubster include psychotic disorder, depression, and conflict mediation. Ms. Pellegrini-Hubster takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Conflict Mediation, Stress Management, Women's Health Issues, Parenting Issues, Couples ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
416 E 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 

Ms. Cynthia Schiller is a social worker in Merrillville, IN and Hobart, IN. Clinical interests for Ms. Schiller include depression, women's health issues, and anxiety. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety

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Specializes in Counseling
8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN
 

Mr. James Berman specializes in counseling and practices in Merrillville, IN. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. Mr. Berman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Sexual ... (Read more)

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.