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We found 31 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Kelly Michelle Lewis-Arthur, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
2801 Buford Highway Ne
Brookhaven, GA
 

Dr. Kelly Lewis practices psychology and psychotherapy in Atlanta, GA and Brookhaven, GA. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Lewis honors Amerigroup, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nadine J Kaslow, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1365 Clifton Road; Suite B-6100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Nadine Kaslow's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests encompass depression. Dr. Kaslow is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Sarah W Jones, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
2300 Henderson Mill Road; Suite 308
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sarah Jones' specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. She practices in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Charles H Melville, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
25 Lenox Pointe; Suite B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Melville specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Melville include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and systematic desensitization. He is affiliated with Private Practice. Dr. Melville is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Ashley E Owen, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2764 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Ashley Owen's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling; she sees patients in Dunwoody, GA and Decatur, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Owen include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and anxiety. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owen accepts.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy Treatment, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Michele Jean Rusin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1276 Mcconnell Drive; Suite C
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michele Rusin's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rusin include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Secure Horizons. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard Eliot Schultz, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
18 Lenox Pointe Ne; Suite A
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Richard Schultz's specialty is psychology. Patients rated Dr. Schultz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include imago relationship therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1776 Century Boulevard Ne; Suite A
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi is a psychologist in Roswell, GA and Atlanta, GA. His clinical interests include depression, education consultation, and phobias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirsalimi speaks Persian. Dr. Mirsalimi's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. James N Weisberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
59 Executive Park South Ne; Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Weisberg's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Weisberg has an open panel.

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Dr. Susan McCarthy Furman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
805 Church Street
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Susan Furman specializes in psychology. Dr. Furman's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ann M Pearman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3121 Maple Drive; Suite 112
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ann Pearman specializes in psychology and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Pearman's clinical interests include depression, education consultation, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Wright Rasche, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3548b Habersham at Northlake
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Richard Rasche's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. Dr. Rasche honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
315 West Ponce De Leon Avenue; Suite 1051
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Anne Bartolucci's specialty is psychology. Dr. Bartolucci's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and systematic desensitization. She accepts Aetna, TRICARE, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
1780 Century Boulevard Ne; Suite B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Eileen Cooley works as a psychologist in Atlanta, GA. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Cooley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
685 Densley Drive
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Doug Webb practices psychology in Decatur, GA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2227 Idlewood Road
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie is an internist and pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Christie at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Christie accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.