Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Providers Network of America near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Dragan M Svrakic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dragan Svrakic is a psychiatry specialist. Dr. Svrakic's areas of expertise include the following: schizophrenia and personality disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Bosnian. Dr. Svrakic's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia

Dr. Joan L Luby, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
18 South Kingshighway Boulevard; Suite L101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Luby practices pediatric psychiatry. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Luby attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , mood disorders

All Interests: Mood Disorders

Dr. Elliot C Nelson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4560 Clayton Avenue; First Floor Suite 1000
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elliot Nelson practices psychiatry in Saint Louis, MO. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Tourette Syndrome, Social Phobia, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel D Pugh, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
24 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Pugh's specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Pugh is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Pugh attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , mood disorders

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Stephen L Ristvedt, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4901 Forest Park Avenue; Suite 41
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Ristvedt is a psychologist. He is especially interested in depression, pain management, and anxiety disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ristvedt is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Ristvedt is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Pain Management, Anxiety Disorders

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.