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We found 68 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Culver City, CA.

Dr. Gary William Small, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
760 Westwood Plaza; 88-201 Npi/3119 Pvub
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gary Small's medical specialty is geriatric psychiatry. He has a special interest in depression and dementia. Dr. Small accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Small completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Dementia

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Specializes in Psychiatry
116 N Robertson Boulevard; #907
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christine Forest works as a psychiatrist in Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forest include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forest accepts. Dr. Forest studied medicine at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
415 N Crescent Drive; Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lana Milton is a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Milton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Milton is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milton accepts. Dr. Milton's practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Schizophrenia

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Specializes in Psychiatry
462 North Linden Drive; Suite 230
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Eleanor Lavretsky is a medical specialist in psychiatry. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, depression, and psychotherapy treatment. Dr. Lavretsky is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Lavretsky completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lavretsky speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Urodynamic Testing, Psychotherapy Treatment, Scar Revision, Dementia, Schizophrenia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
416 N. Bedford Drive; #104
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Irwin Ruben's specialty is psychiatry. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, stress management, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ruben is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruben graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Personality Disorders, Stress Management, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Vahid Shakibai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8436 West 3rd Street; Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Shamim Shakibai works as a general internist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakibai include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakibai's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shakibai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Shakibai's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1070
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mike Uyeki's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uyeki include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Uyeki takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. Dr. Uyeki is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uyeki's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, Diabetes ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Andrews is an internist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Andrews is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Andrews takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8920 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 323
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lyle Kurtz is a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurtz include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. Dr. Kurtz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kurtz has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Esther Baik sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Baik attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baik has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Siegler Muhlheim, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
4929 Wilshire Boulevard; #245
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Muhlheim's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muhlheim include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aggarwal attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Neck Pain, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Weight Management, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 505
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charlene Lichtash works as an internist in Sylmar, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lichtash's clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lichtash graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lichtash trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Geriatrics
99 N La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stone specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Stone speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stone include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Stone completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Stone is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stone is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5901 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Chuang sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chuang include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chuang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chuang is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan L Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Family Therapy
2730 Wilshire
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Allan Silverstein sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is family therapy. Dr. Silverstein is conversant in Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, child abuse, and person-centered therapy. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (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.