We found 45 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Jonathan Stuart Koelle, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4700 Spring Street; Suite 220
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Koelle, who practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Patient ratings for Dr. Koelle average 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Koelle include depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and psychopharmacology. Dr. Koelle is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koelle graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Koelle (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Koelle is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Anxiety, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen works as a family practitioner. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Dr. Nguyen takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Marie Mangine, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
250 E. Chase Avenue; Suite 108
El Cajon, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Regina Mangine's clinical interests: growth problems, adoption issues, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mangine is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Mangine graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mangine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Myron Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
6475 Alvarado Road; #120
San Diego, CA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Joel Snyder include growth problems, abuse, and adoption issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Snyder is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Snyder's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jieyu Lowery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jieyu Lowery specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lowery include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Lowery is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University, Dr. Lowery performed her residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Leonard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Leonard's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Leonard's clinical interests: warts, depression, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has a closed panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. Dr. Leonard speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Neck Pain, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Robert Foster speaks Italian. These areas are among Dr. Foster's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Foster's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in La Mesa, CA. He speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Shahbaz is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shahbaz obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shahbaz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Oliver Dominguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
505 N. Mollison Avenue; Suite 201
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Dominguez specializes in family medicine and practices in El Cajon, CA. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dominguez has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dominguez is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Dominguez has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Immigration Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mae Nordling, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Christine Nordling is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Nordling has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Nordling focuses on depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nordling is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nordling completed a residency program at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.

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All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Rina Regala Ronquillo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6942 University Avenue; #a
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rina Ronquillo is a general pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include growth problems, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ronquillo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ronquillo has an open panel. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, she completed her residency training at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Dyslexia, Growth Problems, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Brij Gupta attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Hackett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Hackett is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hackett include warts, menopause, and sports health. Dr. Hackett accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hackett is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Amberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. James Amberg's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Amberg is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Women's Health Issues, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Tue Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tue Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: depression, asthma, and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eva Pei-Srbich Leonard, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Eva Leonard is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, depression, and liver disease. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Leonard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard has a closed panel.

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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.
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