We found 56 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna near Chula Vista, CA.

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

Dr. Alan Berkowitz works as an addiction psychiatrist and geriatric psychiatrist. Dr. Berkowitz obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Berkowitz is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Specializes in Psychiatry
956 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Syed Jafar works as a psychiatrist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. Dr. Jafar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to 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 specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, psoriasis, and cryosurgery. Dr. Considine is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Warren Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. William Padilla is a Chula Vista, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Padilla has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Padilla speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is 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, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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 practices general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include warts, depression, and headache. Dr. Fresno's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fresno is accepting 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 is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. 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, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and liver disease. Dr. Klein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Laura Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrovich honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Petrovich attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating 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 works as an internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Kettlehake's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Pourang Kamali specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Kamali average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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. Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Janna Osorio works as a family practitioner in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. Dr. Osorio takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, Dr. Osorio is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Susanna Chou's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chou's clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. The average patient rating for Dr. Chou is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Chou graduated from Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chou is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Lisa Johnston is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Johnston performed her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Jorge T Arce, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 211
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Arce is a medical specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Arce has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arce include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Arce welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Arce attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Arce is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Jose Rafael Pena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Jose Pena works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician in Chula Vista, CA. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include depression, general care, and travel vaccines. Dr. Pena takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pena speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, ... (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.
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