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Specializes in Counseling
2330 Scenic Highway S; Suite 115
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Geneva Gray's specialty is counseling. Her clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Dr. Gray is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
2315 Oak Road; Suite 110
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Blenda Sing works as a counselor in Snellville, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Private Practice. Ms. Sing is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients.

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Lois Muir-McClain, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 260
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Lois Muir-McClain's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Muir-McClain's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, suicide, and infidelity issues.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Counseling
2219 Scenic Drive
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Andrea Gay specializes in counseling and practices in Snellville, GA. These areas are among Ms. Gay's clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging.

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Specializes in Counseling
2140 Mcgee Road; Ste C-140f
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Alisha Macauley is a counselor in Snellville, GA. These areas are among Ms. Macauley's clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Counseling
2300 Country Walk; #1221
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Christiana Olaga-Buah is a counselor. Ms. Olaga-Buah's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and career counseling.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Terminal Illness, Career Counseling, Family Therapy Services

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

Ms. Laura Watson specializes in counseling. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Watson include 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
3361 Southampton Way
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Linda Wright's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
2795 Main Street W; Suite 20b
Snellville, GA
 

Ms. Karla Jackson specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, couples therapy, and grief.

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Specializes in Counseling
3121 Centerville Rosebud Road
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Galen Cole's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Dr. Cole is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Counseling
675 Carriage Court
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Ms. Valencia Ayers practices counseling in Lawrenceville, GA. Her clinical interests 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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