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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
(281) 993-3733; (281) 993-4072

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum's area of specialization is geriatric psychiatry. His areas of expertise include depression, pain management, and anxiety. Dr. Qayyum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Qayyum's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Qayyum trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Dr. Mohamed Safwat Ahmed MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4201 Garth Road, Suite 212; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
(281) 837-6463

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed works as a pediatric psychiatrist. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
(281) 839-7244

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. His clinical interests include 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 honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
6236 N Highway 146; Suite 9
Baytown, TX
(281) 918-0152

Mr. Terry Aultman's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Aultman include terminal illness, depression, and crisis counseling. He accepts 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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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.