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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept ValueOptions near Greensboro, NC.

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Specializes in Social Work
2709-B Pinedale Drive
Greensboro, NC
(336) 314-0829

Ms. Merrianne Leff's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Leff's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and suicide. She takes Great-West Healthcare, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

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Specializes in Social Work
3713 Richfield Road
Greensboro, NC
(336) 288-1484

Ms. Claudia McCoy is a social worker in Greensboro, NC. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Celeste H Nettles MBS, MS, LPC
Specializes in Counseling
1821 Lendew Street; Office 1
Greensboro, NC
(336) 288-9190

Ms. Celeste Nettles' area of specialization is counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Nettles accepts Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Psychotherapy/Counseling, Employee Assistance Counseling, Play Therapy, Depression, Anxiety ... (Read more)

Elisabeth Elaine Talbert PHD
Specializes in Psychology
1819 Madison Avenue
Greensboro, NC
(336) 279-8230

Dr. E. Talbert's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and meditation. Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talbert honors. Dr. Talbert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Meditation/Relaxation, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, ... (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.