We found 11 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna Signature Administrators near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MS, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Quang-Dang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Preventive Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety Disorders

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

Dr. Ellen Schneider is a family medicine physician in Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave Dr. Schneider an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Hector Medina is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Mountain View, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Medina's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Medina's practice 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. Vibha Ramaswamy Iyengar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar works as a geriatrician. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Iyengar attended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror practices family medicine in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Dror is especially interested in general care. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Dror speaks Hebrew. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Tanu Garg is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Garg attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Debra Linker's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Linker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Linker attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Linker's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Davidson performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 an internist and geriatrician. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Amy Hsu, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Hsu is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hsu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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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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