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We found 6 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Cigna Gold near Friendswood, TX.

Dr. Mohamed Safwat Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
330 E. Medical Center Boulevard
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed works as a pediatric psychiatrist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Amanda Kaye Norris, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1560 W Bay Area Boulevard; Suite 270
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Norris practices psychology in Houston, TX and Friendswood, TX. Her areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norris accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
306 W Edgewood Drive; Suite G
Friendswood, TX
 

Ms. Mary Woods' specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Woods include terminal illness, depression, and aging. She accepts 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

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Specializes in Counseling
3526 E Fm 528 Road; Suite 208
Friendswood, TX
 

Ms. Kristi Ottis practices counseling in Friendswood, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Family Therapy
2510 Westminster Road
Pearland, TX
 

Ms. Sol-Angel Garcia practices family therapy in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Ms. Garcia's clinical interests include anger management, depression, and life coaching. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Codependency, Divorce Issues, Couples ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2211 Rockhaven Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Newman works as a counselor. His areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and career counseling. Dr. Newman takes 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

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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.