Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Ashok Parameswaran, Psychiatrist in San Diego, CA
Ashok Parameswaran
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
In general, my practice focuses on the treatment of mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders including panic and phobic disorders, ADHD, OCD and PTSD.
Parameswaran is a licensed and board certified psychiatrist. Born outside of Philadelphia PA, he moved to San Diego for residency. He has worked at Achieve Medical Center for more than six years. In San Diego, he has worked in a variety of outpatient clinical care settings serving patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
(866) 657-6592
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Fay M Azad
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I take new patients from anywhere within California and offer telehealth which makes my availability flexible. I have a special interest in treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, and ADHD. My recommended therapy may include over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, lifestyle modifications, and antidepressant/ antianxiety/ other psychiatric medications. I use the lowest effective dosing and utilize genetic testing when indicated.
(747) 529-7992
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Stephen Seager
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Stephen B Seager MD has been a board certified psychiatrist for twenty-six years. He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. A graduate of Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr Seager completed his psychiatry residency at Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles. A former Emergency Room physician, Dr Seager is also a retired Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine.
(510) 272-7095
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San Diego, CA 92108
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$250 per session
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Emily Toch
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, PTSD and Post Traumatic Growth Bipolar Disorder .
Dr. Toch is deeply committed to the care of her patients. She believes in a collaborative, thoughtful, and humanistic approach to treatment, offering more than just a neurobiological perspective on the wide range of mental health, relationship, and unique life circumstances that bring patients to her door. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar illness, grief and loss, and difficulties with relationships and life transitions. She has experience with women's mental health issues and also offers the possibility of combining medication with psychotherapy when clinically indicated.
(628) 212-6828
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Katherine Lais
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Lais is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) treating all people, from children and adolescents to adults and older adults. Dr. Lais primarily worked with patients in community/public health clinics before working with the dedicated team at Mind Bloom La Jolla. She has extensive experience in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia, and addiction disorders. She has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field.
(858) 221-9759
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Igor Weisz
Psychiatrist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Weisz is an experienced, Board Certified Psychiatrist who is distinguished by his gentle and caring manner. Dr. Weisz specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, and Bipolar Disorder .
(628) 244-8941
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San Diego, CA 92121
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David Hirchak
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hirchak is an experienced, Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, who emphasizes psychopharmacology and neurobiology in his treatment. Dr. Hirchak specializes in treating Anxiety, OCD, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder . Dr. Hirchak collaborates closely with our therapists so he can provide treatment with both medication management and psychotherapy when indicated.
(628) 333-3149
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Tiffany Holm at OmOmbre Mental Health Online
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
We specialize in mental health and address issues such as Depression, Anxiety/Panic, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder , Insomnia, Addiction, Alcoholism, Anger, Autistic Disorder & Psychosis.
OmOmbre provides life-changing, personalized, concierge mental healthcare online that is affordable and easily accessible so people can lead healthier and more vibrant lives. We believe in the old-fashioned idea that the patient-provider relationship is at the heart of good care. Visits are easy, you’ll be texted a Zoom link prior to the appointment to click on. Between visits, you have your providers cellphone and are encouraged to message anytime, 24/7 if you have a question or concern. OmOmbre membership is $125/month, can be canceled anytime without question and you’ll never be charged additional fees. See Yelp for our reviews!
(619) 350-4047
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Advanced Psychiatric Wellness A Nursing Corp.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Veteran-Owned Business opening January 1, 2023! Cindy Butler treats Adults located in California who desire help for their mental health struggles and challenges. Clients may struggle with mental health symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, anxiety, or sleep problems. They may be diagnosed and treated for such conditions as Major Depressive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder , Schizophrenia or others.
(858) 330-1289
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Sanjoy Sathpathy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
My focus is on diseases impairing child and adolescent population especially Autism, ADHD, Developmental and Cognitive impairment, Gender Identity issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety Disorder and Psychosis.
From an early age, I have been encouraged to be curious and inquisitive in humanity. This attracted me to the profession of psychiatry, which gave me the opportunity to have a positive impact on an individual. Empowering each patient is of my highest concern and I make every effort to instill confidence and provide support through the healing process.
(858) 264-1160
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San Diego, CA 92126
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Anna Amour Ross
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNS-BC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for an experienced psych med provider with a conservative approach to prescription meds? As a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 10 years of experience, Anna has proven success in assisting patients (age 18+) w/ complex dual diagnosis (PTSD/Military Combat-Related or Childhood Trauma). Licenses in AZ, CA, OR, MD & WA providing prompt access to psychiatric tele-mental health services for conditions that include ADHD (non-stimulants), Anxiety, Bipolar , Depression, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Mood, PTSD. Woman Veteran Owned Private Practice based in CA.
(619) 304-9879
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San Diego, CA 92122
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$200 per session
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Abena Apraku
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , OCD and PTSD. As a well-rounded provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education. Read more about her approach at apraku.com/services.
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San Diego, CA 92104
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Deomel Soriano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C, MSN
Verified
Verified
He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder ), anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, alcohol/drug abuse, and schizophrenia.
Deomel is a licensed and board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Diego, CA. He has worked as a Mental Health Associate, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse and now as a Nurse Practitioner. Having witnessed and experienced healthcare at different levels, Deomel is further motivated to treat individuals. He truly believes that each patient is unique and has different needs; therefore, the services they receive should be tailored to each individual. With proper treatment, people suffering from mental illness can live a normal life. ​
(858) 281-0652
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder , panic attacks, OCD, and gender dysphoria.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(858) 832-2519
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Photo of Olga Korelova, Psychiatrist in San Diego, CA
Olga Korelova
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluation with evidence based psychopharmacological treatment to adults with respect to their values and goals. I take time to really know my patients and develop a collaborative plan to improve their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. I specialize in treating depression, bipolar disorder , ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, stress induced adjustment disorders with attention to life style modifications to achieve the best outcome.
(858) 437-8754
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Remedy Psychiatry San Diego
Psychiatrist, MD, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
We treat a wide range of mental health symptoms – anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar , insomnia and more.
Are you struggling in your day to day? With Remedy, you can get unlimited online psychiatry appointments at an affordable price. We treat a wide range of mental health symptoms with a broad set of medications so you can live your best life. See one of our mental health specialists for an in-depth mental health evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing medication management care. Treating adults, teens and children from the comfort of home or comfort space over video - days, nights and weekends.
(310) 695-1866
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San Diego, CA 92154
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$89 per session
Photo of Cecilia M Lipira, Psychiatrist in San Diego, CA
Cecilia M Lipira
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in treating depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety, PTSD, OCD, tic, ADHD, ODD, personality disorders, and eating disorders in children, teens, adults, and in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
I am a board-certified, Cornell and Mount Sinai-trained adult and child psychiatrist in New York and California. My approach to treatment is holistic and firmly rooted in the science of the brain, combining psychotherapy (for individuals, families, and couples) with nutrition, lifestyle modification, as well as state-of-the-art medication treatment, when helpful. I view each person as a complex individual with a unique story to tell, so I take time getting to know my clients and work collaboratively to develop a targeted plan to achieve their treatment goals.
(917) 525-4558
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Azin Khazaeli
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Khazaeli utilizes both psychological and neurobiological perspectives to address a variety of emotional and mental health issues in a thoughtful, caring and comprehensive manner. She is deeply committed to the care of her patients and embraces a collaborative style that can include working closely with our team of psychologists. Dr. Khazaeli's approach is influenced by her knowledge of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
(619) 675-7971
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Bruce Hubbard M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I can't imagine an ideal client because I see a broad range of clients and I enjoy helping them all. The typical patient who comes to me needs help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder , addiction, or another disorder and may have a family history of these symptoms or diagnoses. They are usually wanting to understand their symptoms and gain an accurate understanding or diagnosis. Medication may be appropriate for some of these patients. For patients who do not find relief from medication or who experience side effects, we offer TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) which is non-drug treatment for depression and anxiety
(619) 485-6837
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Li Liang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health issues such as mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder ), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder), eating disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, dementia and schizophrenia.
I am a licensed physician and a board certified psychiatrist in San Diego specializing in adult psychiatry. I have a wide range of clinical interests and experiences. I recognize that everyone's situation is unique and make every effort to understand all aspects of one's life in order to bring the optimum health and best outcome for my patients. I firmly believe that a healthy mind leads to a healthy life.
(858) 397-5171
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San Diego, CA 92126

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Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in San Diego is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

San Diego Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in San Diego has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in San Diego, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. San Diego Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.