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We found 8 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Tewksbury, MA.

Dr. William J Meehan, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. William Meehan's area of specialization is psychiatry. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meehan attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Meehan has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Dual Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce J Holstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Holstein works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Chelmsford, MA and Lexington, MA. His areas of expertise consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychopharmacology. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Holstein accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at McLean Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Holstein attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mental Health Recognition Award, Harvard Pilgram and Health Plan, ..

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Grief, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Mark Scott Burton, MA, MEd, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
21 Central Street
Andover, MA
 

Mr. Mark Burton is a social worker in Andover, MA. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel B Jacobs, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
91 Main Street
Andover, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Jacobs practices psychology in Andover, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. Dr. Jacobs is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Education, ... (Read more)

Colleen Kendall Ducharme
Specializes in Social Work
77 E. Merrimack Street; Suite 1
Lowell, MA
 

Ms. Colleen Ducharme practices social work. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, child abuse, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Ducharme is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Phobias, Sandplay Therapy, Psychotherapy Treatment, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
195 Andover Street; Suite 2
Andover, MA
 

Ms. Diana Emlet's area of specialization is social work. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and nutrition counseling. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Emlet takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Holistic Approaches, Mindfulness, Education, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
The Village Green Complex; 1565 Main Street Building 2 Rm.206
Tewksbury, MA
 

Ms. Bonnie Nessanbaum practices social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Ms. Nessanbaum honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Men's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
1565 Main Street; Building 2 Suite 206
Tewksbury, MA
 

Ms. Valerie Mackenzie works as a social worker. These areas are among Ms. Mackenzie's clinical interests: life transitions, infertility, and stress management. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, ... (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.