We found 9 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Health Net near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Sonia Pawluczyk, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1652
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Pawluczyk's area of specialization is geriatric psychiatry. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires, Dr. Pawluczyk attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She takes Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Dementia, Research, Mood Disorders, Behavior Problems, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Thomas A Hicklin I, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hicklin is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hicklin include child abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hicklin studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teaching awards and Military awards including the Bronze Star for work in Afghanistan.. Dr. Hicklin is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Conduct Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychiatry
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1652
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Botello is a psychiatry specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include substance abuse, schizophrenia, and sexual abuse. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Botello attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Forensics

Dr. Gustavo Alberto Alza Sr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5224 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Alza is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Alza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Alza is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alza honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hospice, Mood Disorders

Dr. Charles Yu Liu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Liu works as a neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include craniotomy, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Baxter Scholar, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Depression, Meningioma, Temporal Lobectomy, Pituitary Adenoma, Skull Base Tumors, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon E Orrange, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Orrange practices general internal medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Orrange graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Orrange include: American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation and Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4460 Wilshire Boulevard; #208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Esther Ahn specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Ahn is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Yisraela Jill Hayman
Specializes in Family Therapy
1827 Virginia Road
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Yisraela Hayman's specialty is family therapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and infidelity issues. Ms. Hayman honors Blue Shield, MultiPlan, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy ... (Read more)

Susannah Cobb
Specializes in Family Therapy
3171 Los Feliz Boulevard; Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Susannah Cobb specializes in family therapy and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and narrative therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Cobb welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (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.
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