We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Check near Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Dr. Ronda Lynn Fein, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15 Maple Dell; Suite 3
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Ronda Fein's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Fein's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes MVP Health Care, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Sulkin's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sulkin include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Sulkin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and TRICARE insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Andrew S Berry, PsyD, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
526 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Berry's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berry include depression, psychodynamic therapy, and anxiety. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Berry's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Thomas J Barkley, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy
120 West Avenue; Suite 207
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Barkley practices psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and addiction therapy. Dr. Barkley's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Barkley average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MVP Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
526 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Leeann Paquette practices psychology in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paquette takes. Dr. Paquette is open to new patients.

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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.
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