We found 53 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Chula Vista, CA.

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

Dr. Alan Berkowitz sees patients in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His medical specialties are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include the following: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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's medical specialty is psychiatry. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jafar's areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jafar is 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. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Padilla is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Padilla has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Padilla has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, 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. Patients gave Dr. Pedrotty an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pedrotty trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Fresno's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and headache. Patient ratings for Dr. Fresno average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fresno accepts. Dr. Fresno is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Hurley Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fresno 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's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Dr. Castillo is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Castillo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kettlehake is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kettlehake completed her residency training at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her 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. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein's clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for his residency. Dr. Klein speaks German.

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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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Laura Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Petrovich's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to 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. Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Janna Osorio specializes in family medicine and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. Dr. Osorio is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Osorio studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali practices obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kamali attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kamali is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Susanna Chou is a Chula Vista, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chou include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Chou at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chou 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. Lisa Ann Johnston, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Johnston specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Johnston is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and 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. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Arce attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, 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's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Chula Vista, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's areas of expertise include the following: depression, general care, and travel vaccines. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pena attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He 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)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.