We found 23 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Encino, CA.

Dr. Walter Eric Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
18300 Roscoe Boulevard; Ifl Tower, 4th Floor
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Walter Jacobson is a psychiatrist. His clinical interests include depression, christian counseling, and adjustment disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobson accepts Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Frankl's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Frankl a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ballin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is an adult nephrology specialist in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebross include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Marie Cashdan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Donna Cashdan is a family practitioner. Dr. Cashdan is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
15928 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 3231
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Annette Swain's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. She practices in Encino, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Swain include depression, elder abuse, and neuropsychological testing. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Individual Therapy, Elder Abuse, Attention Deficit Disorder, Psychological Evaluation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
6345 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 212
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Jean Pederson's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Pederson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Allison Blum, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5535 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 104
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Blum's specialty is psychology. Dr. Blum's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is conversant in Hebrew. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
21243 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 205
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Suzuki works as a social worker. Ms. Suzuki's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology
15300 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 400
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Charles Weinstein is a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests: behavior therapy, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , bipolar disorder

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Amanda Barnett
Specializes in Social Work
20720 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 210
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Amanda Barnett's specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Barnett 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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Dr. Deryl Goldenberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
16530 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 501
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Deryl Goldenberg's areas of specialization are psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Goldenberg's clinical interests include depression, stress management, and existential psychotherapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Thomas Deantonio, MS, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
21201 Victory Boulevard; Suite 250
Canoga Park, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Deantonio practices psychology in Canoga Park, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and sexuality. Dr. Deantonio takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Lawrence Harvey Zaiden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
21201 Victory Boulevard; Suite #250
Canoga Park, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Zaiden's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Zaiden's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Sharon Alonso, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
Office 1; Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Sharon Alonso is a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist. In addition to English, Ms. Alonso speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Ms. Alonso include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and child abuse. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Kathy L Lyons, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
19634 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 212, Office 1
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Kathy Lyons is a family therapist and counselor. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and suicide. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Neglect, Object ... (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.