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We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. David Glenn Davidson Methot, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
33 N Lindsay Road; Suite 106
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. David Davidson-Methot's specialty is psychology. Dr. Davidson-Methot's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and men's health issues. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Philip C Barry II, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
2600 E Southern Avenue; Suite C3
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Philip Barry works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Barry include depression, geriatric consultation, and stress management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Barry has an open panel.

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Dr. Judith Ellen Rand, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2600 E Southern Avenue; Suite C3
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Judith Rand's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include child abuse, depression, and christian counseling. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rand honors. Dr. Rand's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1250 E. Baseline Road; Suite 103
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Lori Burruel-Homa's specialty is psychology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Burruel-Homa's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Burruel-Homa welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ellen Weiss Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7734 South Alder Drive
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Ellen Williams practices psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Williams has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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William Lowell Bradley, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
2101 E Broadway Road; #25
Tempe, AZ
 

Mr. William Bradley works as a family therapist and social worker in Tempe, AZ. Areas of expertise for Mr. Bradley include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Mr. Bradley is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1845 S Dobson Road; Suite 204
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Shelly Woodward specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, gender identity, and women's health issues. Dr. Woodward accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 408
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Kathy Thomas practices neuropsychology. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. She is affiliated with Banner Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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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.