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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 in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berkowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Berkowitz graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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 practices psychiatry in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jafar completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Jafar welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. Dr. Considine is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Warren Hospital.

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

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Petrovich's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 practices family medicine in Chula Vista, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. Dr. Padilla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Padilla attended the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Padilla is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kettlehake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake's practice is open to 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. Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Janna Osorio works as a family medicine practitioner in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. Dr. Osorio is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osorio accepts. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Fresno is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fresno takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Hurley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Castillo's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She 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 specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Johnston graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Sharna Shachar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shachar include depression, physical disabilities, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shachar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shachar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Susanna Chou specializes in family medicine and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Chou's clinical interests include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chou welcomes 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's medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kamali trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Kamali has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Perry V Montoya, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry Montoya include warts, liver disease, and headache. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Montoya completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Montoya speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, 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.