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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 is an addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry specialist in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Encinitas, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Berkowitz's clinical interests: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Berkowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed 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 is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jafar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Jafar's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (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 general internist and general pediatrician. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kettlehake include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kettlehake is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kettlehake 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. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Castillo attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice 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. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Laura 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). These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Dr. Petrovich's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrovich is professionally 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. 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 has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Padilla is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Padilla's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Pedrotty is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. 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. Blanca Ines Fresno, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 207
National City, CA
 

Dr. Blanca Fresno sees patients in National City, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Fresno's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and headache. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. 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. Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Janna Osorio practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osorio include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Osorio is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Preventive ... (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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Johnston's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Johnston 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Chou is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chou honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Chou graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chou's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Persian. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Kamali an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kamali has an open panel.

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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 graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among Dr. Shachar's clinical interests: depression, physical disabilities, and women's health issues. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shachar (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice 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
 

Dr. Perry Montoya is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, liver disease, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Montoya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Montoya is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Dr. Jose A Pelayo, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Jose Pelayo is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pelayo include warts, psoriasis, and headache. Dr. Pelayo takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Autonomous University of Baja California and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente. In addition to English, Dr. Pelayo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, ... (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.