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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 works as a psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Koelle completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and psychopharmacology. On average, patients gave Dr. Koelle a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Koelle (or staff) speaks French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Koelle welcomes new patients.

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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 is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. She is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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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
 

Dr. Regina Mangine is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, adoption issues, and depression. Dr. Mangine is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mangine's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lowery include abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Lowery accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Shanghai Second Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lowery is open to new patients.

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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 practitioner. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leonard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Dr. Leonard attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leonard is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
 

These areas are among Dr. Joel Snyder's clinical interests: growth problems, abuse, and adoption issues. Dr. Snyder is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Snyder is accepting 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Shahbaz's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahbaz takes. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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. 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 received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Nordling is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in La Mesa, CA. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hackett trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. These areas are among Dr. Hackett's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and sports health. Dr. Hackett accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. 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 and practices in La Mesa, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Amberg's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amberg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Robert Foster's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Foster takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Foster is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Foster welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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 general internist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Leonard's clinical interests include menopause, cryotherapy, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Leonard is not currently accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Leonard speaks Chinese.

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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's areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gupta welcomes 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's specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simkin-Kostrinsky's areas of expertise include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and depression. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simkin-Kostrinsky attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simkin-Kostrinsky's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is family medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Dominguez's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Dominguez studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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)

Dr. Prachi Avinash Karnik, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1240 Broadway Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Prachi Karnik include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Karnik is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Back ... (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.