We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept MetroPlus Medicare near New York, NY.

Dr. Jonathan Edward Howard, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Howard sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Howard graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Howard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Multiple Sclerosis

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Dr. Scott Efraim Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
223 E 34th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Scott Hirsch's specialties are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, tourette syndrome, and autism. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hirsch graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Asperger's Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Lewy ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anli A Liu, MA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
223 E 34th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anli Liu practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and neurostimulation. Dr. Liu takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Liu attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Liu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Neurostimulation, Electroencephalography, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Memory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
355 West 52nd Street; Nyu Langone Ambulatory Care West Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna Lef's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lef attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lef (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lef is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Weight Management

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
207 East 84th Str
New York, NY
 

Dr. Janet Abrams' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Abrams (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Abrams's clinical interests include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending First Tashkent State Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Abrams completed her residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Vulvar Cancer, Contraception, Fecal Incontinence, Genetic Counseling, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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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.