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Specializes in Psychology
204 N East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR
 

Dr. Martin Faitak's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faitak include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Dr. Faitak has an open panel.

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Dr. Cara Rose Hartfield, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
112 W Center Street; Suite 215
Fayetteville, AR
 

Dr. Cara Hartfield is a psychologist in Fayetteville, AR. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hartfield's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hartfield's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
225 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR
 

Dr. William Spaine is a psychologist in Fayetteville, AR. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He honors MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spaine welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Frederick C Woolverton, PhD
Specializes in Other
21 W Mountain Street; Suite 300
Fayetteville, AR
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Frederick Woolverton include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.