Below are referral sources with expertise in mood disorders.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Referrals
A compendium of various referral search engines, including some that are comprehensive and some that are more specific to mood disorders. Click Wellness Options then Find a Provider. Another good option is to call the leader of your local DBSA group to ask for a recommendation (DBSA can put you in touch with the support group leaders).
American Psychiatric Association
Click Psychiatrists then Find a Psychiatrist Database.
Psychology Today Referral Source
A great resource for finding local therapists.
Residential Treatment Options
Long term treatment facilities.
Psycom.net Referral List:
A listing of bipolar specialists (most are at medical schools).
Buprenorphine (or Suboxone) is a treatment for opioid-dependence which requires specialized license to prescribe.
National Network of Depression Centers. Click “Our Network” for a partial list of medical schools with specialized mood centers.
Best Doctors in NC. A list of doctors recommended by other physicians.
North Carolina Psychiatric Association:
Allows you to select psychiatrists based on their areas of expertise.
Duke Mood Disorders Program
They offer specialized programs including a treatment center for bipolar disorder and depression and a CBT and DBT program.
Click on “County Resources” to find public-sector services for psychiatric care.
> Paul A. Buongiorno, MD, Wilmington, NC. (910) 762-8400.
> Richard Weisler, MD, Raleigh, NC. (919) 872-5900. www.weislermd.com
> Eric Levander, MD, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 680, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (310) 499-4644
> Tammas Kelly, MD. 400 E Horsetooth Rd # 300, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 484-5625.
> Joe Goldberg, MD. Norwalk. www.josephgoldbergmd.com
> Steven Weisblatt, MD. 600 Steamboat Road (Mail to: PO Box 4912), Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 517-0550. www.drweisblatt.com
National Institutes of Health Mood Research Program
This is a research, not a treatment center, so people can participate in treatment there as part of a research study.
Nassir Ghaemi, MD (Boston)
Tufts Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry, 800 Washington Street, #1007, Boston, MA 02111
Harvard University (Boston)
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
50 Staniford Street, 5th Floor; Boston, MA 02114
> Robert Caldwell, MD and Dana Hillyer, APRN, (406) 495-1515
> Daniel Wilson, MD
Bipolar Family Center, New York, NY
Columbia University Mood Disorders Center, New York, NY (this site is mostly for active research studies you could participate in).
> Dr. Ivan Goldberg, MD.
> Valentine Raiteri, MD. (212) 213-2853. www.dr.raiteri.net
Case Western Mood Disorders Clinic
One of the top research and treatment centers in the country, (216) 844-2863.
Cleveland Clinic Mood Disorders Program
Offers inpatient and outpatient services, phone (216) 363-2122.
> Roger Sparhawk, MD, Akron and Medina Ohio, (330) 665-8225
> Dr. Jim Phelps, Corvallis OR, www.co-psych.com.
University of Pittsburgh Mood Disorders Program
One of the top research and treatment centers for depression and bipolar. They are particularly strong in integrating psychotherapy with medication treatment. Phone (412) 246-6111.
> Steven Weisblatt, MD, 231 Old Route 940, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 (570) 646-6677. www.drweisblatt.com.
Vladimir Maletic, MD. 38 Parkway Commons Way, Greer, SC 29650, (864) 848-4448
Linda Cabbage, PMH-NP, Maryville, TN, (865) 984-9933
Baylor Mood Disorders Center (Houston)
In addition to the Menninger Institute which offers comprehensive general psychiatric assessments, Baylor also has a mood disorders center (the link to it on this site is not currently working).
> Dr. Eric Steckler, 1483 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, VA 22101, (703) 734-1633.
Counseling and Therapy: National Resources
Psychology Today Referral Source
A great resource for finding local therapists
American Psychological Association:
A referral directory of psychologists.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Referrals:
Includes referral directories for psychotherapists.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Referral Center:
Though developed for borderline personality disorder, this therapy is also helpful for some types of bipolar disorder.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Referral Center:
This form of therapy is based on similar principles to DBT (see above) and is helpful for mood disorders (click on “Find an ACT Therapist”)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Referral Centers:
CBT is effective for depression and also has developed techniques to help bipolar disorders. Try these links below to find a therapist trained in CBT:
> Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
> Anxiety Disorders Association of America (click on “Find a Therapist”)
> Contextual Behavioral Therapies (includes ACT, DBT, mindfulness)
CBASP Referral Center:
This is the only form of therapy which has proven especially helpful for chronic depression. Clinicians who are certified it are listed here.
Sleep Medicine Specialists
A referral directory of sleep clinics for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep movements and other sleep disorders.