Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Katy, TX.

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Alvarez's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu takes. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Armando Jose Jarquin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21312 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Armando Jarquin's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Jarquin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

No Photo
Specializes in Social Work
21830 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 106
Katy, TX
 

Ms. Anne Cook specializes in social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: psychodynamic therapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Counseling
722 Pin Oak Road; Suite 220
Katy, TX
 

Ms. Gabriela Morgan works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Morgan include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.