Finding Providers

We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare near Williamsville, NY.

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum specializes in geriatric psychiatry and practices in Baytown, TX and Friendswood, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Qayyum include depression, pain management, and anxiety. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum honors. Dr. Qayyum's practice is open to new patients. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Pain Management, Anxiety

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
5820 Main Street; Suite 406
Williamsville, NY

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman's specialties are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. He practices in Williamsville, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker-Weidman include adoption issues, infertility, and consultation. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bipolar disorder

All Interests: Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Neglect, Object Relations Therapy, Clinical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce J Pace, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
315 Alberta Drive; Suite 211, Office 1
Amherst, NY

Dr. Bruce Pace practices family therapy, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical interests include depression, gestalt therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pace is in-network for United Healthcare Plans and United Healthcare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Consultation, Substance Abuse, Anger ... (Read more)

Elizabeth M Genco, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
100 Corporate Parkway; Suite 318
Amherst, NY

Ms. Elizabeth Genco's specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and meditation. She is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Fidelis, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Suicide, Grief, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3620 Harlem Road; Suite #7
Cheektowaga, NY

Mr. William Oldfield's specialty is social work. Mr. Oldfield's clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical ... (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.