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Dr. Terry Molnar, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
108 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Terry Molnar specializes in family therapy and child psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molnar takes. Dr. Molnar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
7 Forest Court
Knoxville, TN

Dr. William Macgillivray's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Macgillivray include depression, existential psychotherapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Macgillivray's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dissociative Disorders, Learning ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
4877 Chambliss Avenue
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Angela Masini is a psychologist in Knoxville, TN. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masini include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Masini is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services. Dr. Masini is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
4006 Sutherland Ave Po Box 11423
Knoxville, TN

Dr. H. Abraham Brietstein specializes in psychology and practices in Knoxville, TN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brietstein include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. Dr. Brietstein's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Brietstein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Men's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
5401 Kingston Pike; Suite 285
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Candice Blake's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Blake include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blake accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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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