We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Anthem PPO near Poway, CA.

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Dr. John Lee Evans, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15525 Pomerado Road; Suite E-4
Poway, CA
 

Dr. John Evans practices psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Evans is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Evans is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Arthur Thomas Pammenter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9815 Carroll Canyon Road; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Pammenter practices psychology. Dr. Pammenter's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
16935 W. Bernardo Drive; Suite 110
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Pamela McEvoy works as a family therapist and psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McEvoy include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Stress Management, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Couples Therapy, Grief

Dr. Mary Harb Sheets, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9930 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite F
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mary Sheets works as a psychologist. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheets's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Paul McColes Whitaker, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15708 Pomerado Road; Suite S-210
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Paul Whitaker's area of specialization is psychology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Whitaker at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Whitaker (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Specializes in Psychology
9636 Tierra Grande Street; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Vicki Nevins practices psychology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. Dr. Nevins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Hypnosis, Depression, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychiatry
15725 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Alan Berkowitz is a psychiatry specialist. His areas of expertise include depression, addictions, and anxiety. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Depression, Consultation, Anxiety, Addictions, Medication

Specializes in Neuropsychology
15644 Pomerado Road; Suite 305
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gray specializes in neuropsychology. His areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gray's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Sleep Disorders, Asperger's ... (Read more)

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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.
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