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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Medicare near Traverse City, MI.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
3537 W. Front Street; Suite F
Traverse City, MI
 

Dr. Kartharine Westie practices family therapy, child psychology, and addiction therapy. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Westie has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
525 S. Union Street
Traverse City, MI
 

Dr. Frank Langer's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Langer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Mindfulness, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2150 S Airport Road W; Suite A
Traverse City, MI
 

Dr. Neil O'Donnell specializes in psychology and practices in Traverse City, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. O'Donnell accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
921 W Eleventh Street; Suite 1w
Traverse City, MI
 

Dr. Melissa Bullard is a psychologist in Traverse City, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Bullard include self-harm, depression, and life transitions. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare.

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All Interests: Depression, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Feminist Therapy, Relational Therapy, Self-Harm, Life ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
1844 Oak Hollow Drive; Suite B
Traverse City, MI
 

Ms. Barbara Cain practices social work in Traverse City, MI. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Cain include depression. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.