We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept InterGroup Services near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Veronica Ann Covalesky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1703 S Broad Street; Suite 300
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Veronica Covalesky is a specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covalesky include rheumatic heart disease, depression, and exercise stress test. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Covalesky's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 2000 Courtyard Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Durnwald is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Durnwald's medical residency was performed at Summa Health System. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Hansie Marie Mathelier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Hansie Mathelier's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mathelier include obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Depression, Amyloidosis, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Obesity, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Spratt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 North 39th Street; Phi, Suite 2c
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Spratt is a specialist in adult cardiology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spratt's clinical interests include consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and depression. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Spratt performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Frankford Hospital, and Graduate Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cardiac Stress Testing, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce W Wald, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Wald is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, depression, and heart transplant. Dr. Wald's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Wald attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Wald is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant

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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.