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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Hershey, PA.

Dr. Erika Fairchild Helmuth Fairchildsaunders, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Erika Saunders works as a psychiatrist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Saunders has indicated that her clinical interests include depression and bipolar disorder. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Saunders is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Lidija Petrovic Dovat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Lidija Petrovic-Dovat is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Petrovic-Dovat graduated from the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: mood disorders and anxiety. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors of America and Back to Search Results. Dr. Petrovic-Dovat is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Social Work
20 Briarcrest Square
Hershey, PA
 

Ms. Eva Siegel's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Siegel's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Hungarian. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Individual Therapy, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara A Gershenson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Gershenson is a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gershenson include depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and eating disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gershenson takes. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Specializes in Counseling
330 Cedar Road
Hershey, PA
 

Ms. Suzanne Burton specializes in counseling and practices in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Burton include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Eating Disorders, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, ... (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.