We found 9 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Orinda, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Honegger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Honegger attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foley attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd is a general OB/GYN in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rudd has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rudd honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rudd graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Rudd trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Jewell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Jewell performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Jewell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahsan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat is a general OB/GYN. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Venkat completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
2220 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 240
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Paul Saxton's area of specialization is social work. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2111 Vine Street; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Suzanne Pregerson works as a counselor in Berkeley, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. Ms. Pregerson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Meditation, Women's ... (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.