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We found 55 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna near Chula Vista, CA.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
956 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alan Berkowitz is an addiction psychiatrist and geriatric psychiatrist. Dr. Berkowitz attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Berkowitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berkowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Consultation, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
956 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Syed Jafar is a psychiatry specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. Dr. Jafar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jafar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Considine studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Warren Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Kettlehake's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kettlehake attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein is conversant in German. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Klein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Laura Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Petrovich's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Padilla is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His clinical interests include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Padilla speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Janna Osorio is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Osorio attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Osorio is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine in Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pedrotty accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Blanca Ines Fresno, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 207
National City, CA
 

Dr. Blanca Fresno is a general pediatrician. Before performing her residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Fresno attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fresno include warts, depression, and headache. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave Dr. Castillo an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Ann Johnston, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Johnston practices obstetrics & gynecology in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. She completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susanna Isabel Chou, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
340 4th Avenue; Suite 5a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Susanna Chou's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Chou graduated from Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). On average, patients gave Dr. Kamali a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamali graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharna B Shachar, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Sharna Shachar's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, physical disabilities, and women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shachar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shachar (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Shachar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Preventive Care, Herbal Medicine, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry V Montoya, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Perry Montoya speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montoya include warts, liver disease, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Montoya attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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.