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We found 9 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna Signature Administrators near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider specializes in family medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina works as a general OB/GYN in Mountain View, CA. In his practice, Dr. Medina focuses on women's health issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Medina attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Vibha Ramaswamy Iyengar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic Therapy, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror's specialty is family medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dror honors. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at San Francisco General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Dror is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Davidson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson honors. Dr. Davidson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Davidson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Illness, Hospice

Dr. Albert H Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lam is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Rehabilitation

Dr. Debra Ting Linker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Debra Linker specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Mountain View, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Linker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Linker speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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.