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We found 9 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 works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson-Methot include behavioral medicine, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Davidson-Methot is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 practices psychology and neuropsychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, geriatric consultation, and stress management. Dr. Barry takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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 specializes in psychology and practices in Tempe, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burruel-Homa include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burruel-Homa speaks Spanish. She is open to 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 in Tempe, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Judith Rand is a psychologist. Dr. Rand's 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 accepts. She is accepting new patients.

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

Mr. William Bradley specializes in family therapy and social work and practices in Tempe, AZ. Clinical interests for Mr. Bradley include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Mr. Bradley is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Mr. Bradley is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Daniel Newton Short, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
4300 N Miller Road; Suite 218
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Daniel Short specializes in psychology and counseling. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Short honors Magellan Health Services, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Shelly Woodward specializes in psychology and practices in Mesa, AZ. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, gender identity, and women's health issues. Dr. Woodward is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kathy Thomas' specialty is neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, TriWest, and more. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She is accepting 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.