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We found 6 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Kalamazoo, MI.

Dr. Kathleen Naomi Griffin-Stegink, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
309 W Walnut Street
Kalamazoo, MI
 

Dr. Kathleen Griffin's specialty is psychology. Dr. Griffin's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Patricia Lyman Gilbert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5220 Lovers Lane; Suite 120
Portage, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Gilbert's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Gilbert's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
5100 Lovers Lane; Trestlewood, Building D
Portage, MI
 

Dr. James Cowart works as a psychologist in Portage, MI. Dr. Cowart's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Community Health Issues, Phobias, Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
5100 Lovers Ln Trestlewood
Portage, MI
 

Dr. Marilyn Terrill is a psychologist. Dr. Terrill's areas of expertise include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and grief. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Child Psychology
6376 Quail Run Drive
Kalamazoo, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Andert's specialty is child psychology. Dr. Andert's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Carolyn Jayne Heineman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2001 Hudson Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
 

Dr. Carolyn Heineman is a psychologist and counselor in Kalamazoo, MI and Portage, MI. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and gestalt therapy. She accepts Aetna and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Eating ... (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.