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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept First Health near Farmington, MI.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
30445 Northwestern Highway; Suite 145
Farmington, MI
(248) 593-1717; (248) 702-0999

Dr. Leon Rubenfaer is a psychiatry specialist in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Rubenfaer a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubenfaer include depression, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and schizophrenia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar ... (Read more)

Mr. Elliot S Rosen MSW, LMSW, LMFT
Specializes in Social Work, Family Therapy
17250 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI
(734) 425-4070

Mr. Elliot Rosen's areas of specialization are family therapy and social work; he sees patients in Livonia, MI, Plymouth, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI. His areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Mr. Rosen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Methods Used: Group, Methods Used: Individual, Theoretical Approach: Cognitive/Behavioral, ... (Read more)

Daniel H Swerdlow-Freed PHD
Specializes in Psychology
30600 Northwestern Highway; Suite 210
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 539-7777

Dr. Daniel Swerdlow-Freed practices psychology in Farmington, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swerdlow-Freed include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple/Marital Issues, Depression, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gale Swan PHD
Specializes in Psychology
5119 Willow Pond Drive
West Bloomfield, MI
(248) 681-0189

Dr. Gale Swan's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Swan is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple/Marital Issues, Depression, Family ... (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.