We found 11 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Sangeeta Parimal Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Kopardekar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Kopardekar's 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, Dementia, Nutrition Counseling, Rehabilitation

Dr. Jane Catherine Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Varner's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Medina has a special interest in women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes 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 and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Medina is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Iyengar performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar is professionally 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, Alzheimer's Disease, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg takes. Dr. Garg's practice is open to new patients. 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) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Andreea Costica Doaga, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Andreea Doaga practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Doaga obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. The average patient rating for Dr. Doaga is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doaga accepts. She speaks Romanian. Dr. Doaga is affiliated with 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, Dementia

Dr. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at San Francisco General Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Dror a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Dror is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Dror 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. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin's medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babin include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babin's hospital/clinic 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, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar works as a family practice physician in Sunnyvale, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She 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, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Haini Liao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Haini Liao practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing her residency at Atlantic Health, Dr. Liao attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liao accepts. Dr. Liao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Liao is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Palliative Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Debra Ting Linker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Debra Linker is a general OB/GYN in Mountain View, CA. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Linker accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Linker is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her 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)

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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.