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We found 7 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Health Net PPO near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Ravindra Rupnarain Chand, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
22 Odyssey; Suite 240
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ravindra Chand is a specialist in psychiatry and sleep medicine. He works in Atascadero, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in addictions, major depression, and anxiety. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Chand has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chand takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chand's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , major depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Irwin Ira Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
23121 Plaza Pointe Drive; #150
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Irwin Rosenfeld is a psychiatry specialist in Laguna Hills, CA. He speaks Yiddish. His clinical interests include depression, addictions, and anxiety. Dr. Rosenfeld is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenfeld is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Insomnia, Medication

Linda Darlene Linda Morris, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
27201 Puerta Real; #300
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Micki Ross' specialty is social work. These areas are among Ms. Ross's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and CalOptima, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Christy Forrester, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Christy Forrester is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Forrester's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Luz Patricia Bayer, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
24800 Chrisanta Drive; Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Luz Bayer works as a family therapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Bayer include depression, suicide, and conduct disorder. Ms. Bayer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

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Dr. Pamela J Esau, PsyD
Specializes in Social Work
23461 South Pointe Drive; Suite 375
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Esau is a social worker. Her areas of expertise include depression, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Esau welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Richard M Vogel, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
23547 Moulton Parkway; Suite 209
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Mr. Richard Vogel practices family therapy in Laguna Hills, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Mr. Vogel include crisis intervention, depression, and immigration issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.