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

Dr. John Evans' specialty is psychology. Dr. Evans's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans's practice is open to new patients. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Arthur Pammenter is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Pammenter is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Rita Susan Romero, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11770 Bernardo Plaza Court; Suite 208
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rita Romero practices psychology in San Diego, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Romero accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Steven R Goldstein, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
16925 W Bernardo Drive; Suite 236 B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Goldstein practices psychology. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and MultiPlan. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
12360 Monte Vista Road; Suite 202
Poway, CA
 

Ms. Helen Roxborough is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, lesbian issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Dr. Michelle Lalouche-Kadden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15708 Pomerado Road; Suite 201
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Lalouche-Kadden is a psychologist in Poway, CA and Solana Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lalouche-Kadden include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. Coventry, First Health, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lalouche-Kadden honors. Dr. Lalouche-Kadden's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mary Sheets specializes in psychology. Dr. Sheets's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Neil Ribner's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Ribner's areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and conflict mediation. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Ribner has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Gray specializes in neuropsychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Dr. Gray is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. His practice is open to 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.
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