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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum practices geriatric psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Qayyum include depression, pain management, and anxiety. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Qayyum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Qayyum trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Pain Management, Anxiety

Dr. Mohamed Safwat Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4201 Garth Road, Suite 212; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed works as a pediatric psychiatrist. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed accepts. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
6236 N Highway 146; Suite 9
Baytown, TX
 

Mr. Terry Aultman specializes in counseling and practices in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Mr. Aultman include terminal illness, depression, and crisis counseling. He is an in-network provider for 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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All Interests: Depression, Crisis Counseling, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

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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.