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We found 12 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

Dr. Keith Sigmond Garcia, PhD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 700
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Keith Garcia's specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Garcia studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests encompass electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , bipolar disorder

All Interests: Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Psychotherapy Treatment, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Anusree Gupta, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
111 W Anderson Lane; D197
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Anusree Gupta's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Gupta include depression, gay and lesbian issues, and life transitions. Ms. Gupta takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Ms. Gupta (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Verlis Louise Setne, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1823 Waterston Avenue
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Verlis Setne works as a psychologist in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Setne include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Setne welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Feminist Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Existential ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3724 Jefferson; Suite 206
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Kathy Rider specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, diagnostic evaluation, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3400 Kerbey Lane
Austin, TX
 

Mr. David Rivertree's area of specialization is social work. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, existential psychotherapy, and gestalt therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Neglect, Biofeedback, Group ... (Read more)

Diana Joy Goldstein
Specializes in Social Work
South Austin, TX
 

Ms. Diana Goldstein's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Goldstein include infertility, stress management, and anxiety. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Group Therapy Services, Relationship Issues, Grief, Life Coaching, Divorce ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Hilary Deweerd works as a social worker. Ms. Deweerd's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 360
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lillian Butler specializes in psychology and practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Butler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Life ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
608 West 31 1/2 Street
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Anne Byrd-Garofalo is a social worker in Austin, TX. Her areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. Ms. Byrd-Garofalo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Psychodynamic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
1008 Mopac Circle; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Lenore Deangelis is a social worker in San Antonio, TX and Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Deangelis include depression, meditation, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Relationship Issues, Grief, Life Coaching, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
5828 Balcones Drive; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Mr. Howard Lindemann specializes in social work and practices in Austin, TX. Mr. Lindemann's clinical interests include depression, addictions, and anxiety. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Lindemann takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions

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Specializes in Psychology
3307 Northland Drive; Suite 180
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dana Lehman works as a psychologist. She is especially interested in depression, phobias, and anxiety. Dr. Lehman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Anxiety

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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.