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

Dr. Richard Pesikoff is a pediatric psychiatrist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Pesikoff's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pesikoff 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 specialty is pediatric psychiatry. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Barrett's areas of expertise include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He takes ValueOptions insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barrett has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Cousins honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
5900 Memorial Drive; Suite 216c
Houston, TX

Dr. Rebecca Leblanc specializes in psychology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Leblanc's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts the following insurance: ValueOptions and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a family therapist and counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: person-centered therapy, caregiver issues, and adjustment disorders. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. D'arcy honors.

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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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