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We found 66 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 is a geriatric psychiatry specialist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Small's clinical interests: depression and dementia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Small honors. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Small 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's specialty is psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forest include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forest honors.

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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's area of specialization is psychiatry. Her clinical interests include depression and schizophrenia. Patient ratings for Dr. Milton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milton takes. Dr. Milton attended the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is psychiatry. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavretsky include urodynamic testing, depression, and psychotherapy treatment. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lavretsky speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 is a psychiatry specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, stress management, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ruben is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Culver City, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Aggarwal's areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Shamim Vahid Shakibai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8733 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shamim Shakibai works as a general internist. Dr. Shakibai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakibai include menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Shakibai is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Shakibai's training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes 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
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Andrews works as an internist. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Andrews attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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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
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1070
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mike Uyeki is a general internist in Los Angeles, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Uyeki's areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Uyeki speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He welcomes new patients.

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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
8920 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 323
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lyle Kurtz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. Dr. Kurtz is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Kurtz's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kurtz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Baik is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baik's areas of expertise include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Baik attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Baik speaks Korean. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Stone's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. Dr. Stone has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stone takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He speaks Spanish. He 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 606
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Amy Rutman is a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Rutman's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rutman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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
5901 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Chuang is an internist. Dr. Chuang's areas of expertise include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chuang 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. 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)

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

Dr. Lauren Muhlheim practices psychology in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Muhlheim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
250 N Robertson Boulevard; Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Weiner's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Weiner's clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Weiner attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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