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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's specialty is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Koelle include depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and psychopharmacology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Koelle performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Koelle (or staff) speaks French and Italian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 practices family medicine. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Dr. Nguyen is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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
 

In addition to English, Dr. Regina Mangine speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangine include growth problems, adoption issues, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mangine attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 works as a family practitioner in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lowery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University. Dr. Lowery's residency was performed at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, 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 is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leonard is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Joel Snyder's areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, abuse, and adoption issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Snyder is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder honors. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Majid Shahbaz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shahbaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Italian. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Christine Nordling is a family practitioner in La Mesa, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Nordling is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has a closed panel. Dr. Nordling graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Laura Hackett is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Hackett is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hackett include warts, menopause, and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hackett graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. Dr. Amberg is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amberg is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Rina Ronquillo sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Ronquillo's clinical interests include growth problems, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Ronquillo attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ronquillo is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include menopause, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Leonard has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Leonard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brij Gupta obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Dr. Jennifer Moreen Simkin-Kostrinsky, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Simkin-Kostrinsky is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Simkin-Kostrinsky highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Simkin-Kostrinsky is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Hospice, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Dennis Dominguez practices family medicine in El Cajon, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Dominguez a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dominguez include diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Dominguez graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dominguez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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