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's area of specialization is geriatric psychiatry. His areas of expertise include depression, pain management, and anxiety. Dr. Qayyum is professionally affiliated with 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 accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Qayyum's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Qayyum trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman PhD, MSW
Specializes in Psychotherapy, Social Work, Counseling
5820 Main Street; Suite 406
Williamsville, NY
(716) 810-0790

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman practices social work, counseling, and psychotherapy in Williamsville, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker-Weidman include adoption issues, infertility, and consultation. Dr. Becker-Weidman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bipolar disorder

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Dr. Bruce J Pace PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy
315 Alberta Drive; Suite 211, Office 1
Amherst, NY
(716) 675-9232; (716) 837-6705

Dr. Bruce Pace is a family therapist, psychologist, and cognitive therapist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pace include depression, gestalt therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans and United Healthcare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Mrs. Elizabeth Genco LCSWR, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
100 Corporate Parkway; Suite 318
Amherst, NY
(716) 741-0233; (716) 783-8292

Ms. Elizabeth Genco is a social worker. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and meditation. She honors ValueOptions, Fidelis, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
3620 Harlem Road; Suite #7
Cheektowaga, NY
(716) 838-2811

Mr. William Oldfield specializes in social work and practices in Buffalo, NY and Cheektowaga, NY. Clinical interests for Mr. Oldfield include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Oldfield accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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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.