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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare near Albuquerque, NM.

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Dr. Robert Alan Hromas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
1 University of New Mexico; Msc07-4025
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Robert Hromas specializes in adult hematology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hromas include borderline personality disorder (BPD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Hromas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received distinctions including The UNM 21 Club; 10 Best Doctors in America; and UNM Department of Internal Medicine Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award. Dr. Hromas is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , bipolar disorder

All Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Leukemia, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Cathy Janette Schueler, MA, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
2741 Indian School Road Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Ms. Cathy Schueler is a social worker, counselor, and addiction therapist in Albuquerque, NM. Ms. Schueler's clinical interests include crisis intervention, body dysmorphic disorder, and suicide. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Suicide, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's ... (Read more)

Gilles R Marchal, MA
Specializes in Counseling
3214 Purdue Place Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Mr. Gilles Marchal's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: suicide, phobias, and grief. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Marchal takes. Mr. Marchal speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Somatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
3200 Carlisle Ne; Suite 121
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Philip Reed's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Reed is in-network for GEHA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (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.