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Dr. Richard Bernard Pesikoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Pesikoff is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pesikoff include sleep disorders, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Pesikoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pesikoff graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Richard Michael Barrett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
3730 Kirby Drive; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Barrett's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. His clinical interests include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barrett studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Barrett is in-network for ValueOptions insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Peter C Cousins, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 596
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Cousins is a family therapist and pediatric psychologist. Dr. Cousins's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cousins welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Specializes in Social Work
58558 Westheimer; Suite 706
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Sondra Kaplan's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kaplan include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Ms. Kaplan 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

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Melissa Standish practices family therapy, social work, and counseling in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Standish include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She honors 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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Specializes in Psychology
5900 Memorial Drive; Suite 216c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rebecca Leblanc's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Leblanc takes ValueOptions and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Delee Darcy, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
Suite 211, Office 1; 17045 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Delee D'arcy's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. D'arcy include person-centered therapy, caregiver issues, and adjustment disorders. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.
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