We found 76 providers with an interest in mood disorders near Tarzana, CA.

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Dr. Walter Eric Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
18300 Roscoe Boulevard; Ifl Tower, 4th Floor
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Walter Jacobson's area of specialization is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include depression, christian counseling, and adjustment disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobson takes Anthem, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Medication Management, Object ... (Read more)

Dr. Criselda C Abad-Santos, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
21900 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abad-Santos include alcohol abuse, depression, and grief. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abad-Santos is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Abad-Santos is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankl include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Frankl is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frankl honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frankl is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a specialist in adult nephrology. On average, patients gave Dr. Liebross a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Liebross welcomes new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Liebross has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
15928 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 3231
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Annette Swain is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Encino, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, elder abuse, and neuropsychological testing. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Swain is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology
6345 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 212
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Jean Pederson practices psychology. Dr. Pederson's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

Dana Fogel-Stark Stark
Specializes in Family Therapy
19231 Victory Boulevard; Suite 110
Reseda, CA
 

Ms. Dana Stark's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Stark include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. Ms. Stark takes ValueOptions and Aetna insurance. Ms. Stark (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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Jan Marie Click, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
16055 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 1020
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Jan Click is a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist in Valencia, CA and Encino, CA. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Ms. Click welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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Linda K Laffey, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
16055 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 717, Office 2
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Linda Laffey specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Westlake Village, CA, Encino, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: person-centered therapy, eclectic therapy, and phobias. Ms. Laffey's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

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Specializes in Family Therapy
16055 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 1020
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Sandra Ginsberg specializes in family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Ginsberg include depression, caregiver issues, and infertility. Ms. Ginsberg honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Nancy Allison Blum, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5535 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 104
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Blum works as a psychologist in Encino, CA. Dr. Blum's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blum honors. She is open to new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, major depression, bipolar disorder

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Debra Jill Green, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
19231 Victory Boulevard; Suite 110
Reseda, CA
 

Ms. Debra Green's specialty is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Green include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Ms. Green honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Behnam Keyvan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
7101 Baird Avenue; 101
Reseda, CA
 

Mr. Behnam Keyvan's specialties are family therapy and counseling. He practices in Reseda, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Keyvan include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and child abuse. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Lynne Darlene Freeman, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
5918 Zelzah Avenue
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Lynne Freeman specializes in family therapy. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavior therapy, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Phobias, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, ... (Read more)

Rocky J Lewis, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
22231 Mulholland Highway; Suite 200
Calabasas, CA
 

Mr. Rocky Lewis' areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and adolescent issues. Mr. Lewis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Gloria Linda Goldband
Specializes in Counseling
8350 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Gloria Winters works as a counselor in Northridge, CA. Ms. Winters's clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and stress management. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

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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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