We found 3 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Dublin, CA.

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Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr is a Dublin, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Jeffrey-Starr a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeffrey-Starr accepts. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. 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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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Nicole Silverstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA

Dr. Laura Silverstein is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include women's health issues. Dr. Silverstein is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient reviews placed Dr. Silverstein at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA

Dr. Frank Lin's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a special interest in primary care. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Bone Diseases, ... (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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