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Phyllis Sheila Tainey III, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
1776 S Jackson Street; Suite 1022
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Phyllis Tainey practices social work, counseling, and addiction therapy in Denver, CO, Longmont, CO, and Boulder, CO. Areas of expertise for Ms. Tainey include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Ms. Tainey's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1777 S Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Lynn Blyth is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Blyth include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Dr. Blyth is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blyth's office for an appointment.

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Traci Lee Johnson, MA
Specializes in Counseling
6655 W. Jewell Avenue; #113
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Traci Johnson's specialty is counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Johnson accepts Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William Edwards, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3939 E Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
 

Dr. William Edwards specializes in psychology and practices in Centennial, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Dana Allen Max, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Dana Max practices psychology in Littleton, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Max takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1777 South Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robin Post practices psychology in Denver, CO. Dr. Post's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Rene Guerette
Specializes in Social Work
6655 Jewell Avenue; #103
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Rene Guerette's specialty is social work. Ms. Guerette's areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. She takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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