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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Medicare near Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Specializes in Social Work
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Ms. Jeanne Asma's specialty is social work. Ms. Asma's areas of expertise include the following: imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. She honors Magellan Health Services, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Neglect, Imago Relationship Therapy, Life Transitions, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
24 Tamidan Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Ms. Carolyn Bersak is a social worker. Her clinical interests include depression, stress management, and existential psychotherapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, POMCO, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Bersak speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Holistic Approaches, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
230 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Ms. Laura Coffey works as a social worker. Her areas of expertise consist of depression, narrative therapy, and family therapy services. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Bipolar Disorder

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Specializes in Social Work
21 Fairmont Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Ms. Amy Blumberg specializes in social work and practices in Poughkeepsie, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Ms. Blumberg is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
695 Dutchess Turnpike; Suite 112
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Ms. Kristen Spada specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include self-harm, depression, and addiction intervention. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Grief, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse, ... (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.