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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Melton, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1805 Herrington Road; #2
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Mary Melton specializes in psychology and practices in Lawrenceville, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melton include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health). Dr. Melton is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for her residency.

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Dr. Erin M Floyd, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1805 Herrington Road; Building 2
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Erin Floyd specializes in psychology and practices in Lawrenceville, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Floyd accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
500 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 290
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Jacqueline Runyan's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
285 S Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Kerry Winchell's specialty is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and life transitions. Ms. Winchell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Matthew D Turner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1805 Herrington Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Matthew Turner works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
285 S Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Carman Clark is a counselor in Lawrenceville, GA. Ms. Clark's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
1509 Atkinson Road; Suite 2200
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Monee Merriweather is a counselor. Dr. Merriweather has a special interest in terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services

Cindy McKee
Specializes in Counseling
1585 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Cindy McKee works as a counselor in Lawrenceville, GA. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and christian counseling.

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Specializes in Counseling
190 Camden Hill Road; Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Stacy Collins' specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Collins include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
223 Scenic Highway; Suite 101
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Sonja Walker-Newberry specializes in counseling and practices in Lawrenceville, GA. Ms. Walker-Newberry's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and career counseling. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
175 Gwinnett Drive
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Angela Powell-Smith works as a counselor in Lawrenceville, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Powell-Smith include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Counselor Education, Correctional Health

Specializes in Counseling
2047 Grayson Highway; #20
Grayson, GA
 

Ms. Laura Watson specializes in counseling. Ms. Watson's areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services.

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All Interests: Terminal Illness, Depression, Mental Health Agency Services, Grief, Mental Health Issues

Specializes in Counseling
1026 Old Peachtree Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Mr. James Dutton specializes in counseling and practices in Lawrenceville, GA. Clinical interests for Mr. Dutton include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services.

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Specializes in Counseling
675 Carriage Court
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Valencia Ayers' area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Ayers include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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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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