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We found 30 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Encino, CA.

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

Dr. Walter Jacobson, who practices in Northridge, CA and Agoura Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include depression, christian counseling, and adjustment disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Medication Management, Object ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sally Frankl is an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Frankl average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Frankl trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ballin's areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ballin is open to new patients.

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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' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Liebross's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liebross's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5363 Balboa Boulevard; #345
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Popkin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Popkin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Popkin include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Popkin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
13351 Riverside Drive; Suite 476
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Terry Podell sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Podell at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podell accepts. Dr. Podell attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Donna Cashdan is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her medical residency was performed at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Cashdan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cashdan's office for an appointment.

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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 areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology; she sees patients in Encino, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Swain include depression, elder abuse, and neuropsychological testing. Dr. Swain is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is accepting 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 specializes in psychology and practices in Encino, CA. Dr. Pederson's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Blum include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. In addition to English, Dr. Blum speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Elizabeth Suzuki specializes in social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Suzuki include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She honors 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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Gary Michael Larkin, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
16055 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 717, Office 1
Encino, CA
 

Mr. Gary Larkin's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology. These areas are among Mr. Larkin's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and child abuse. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Larkin takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Weinstein is a psychologist in Sherman Oaks, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: 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

All Interests: Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Zaiden practices psychology in Canoga Park, CA. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaiden has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Ms. Amanda Barnett works as a social worker. Ms. Barnett's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Employee Assistance Programs, ... (Read more)

Susan Bari Epstein, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
4419 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 202
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Susan Epstein practices family therapy in Sherman Oaks, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Epstein include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Feminist Therapy, ... (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.