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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Deerfield, IL.

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Dr. Wendy E Charness, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
420 Lake Cook Road; #114
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Charness' area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Charness include behavioral medicine, depression, and caregiver issues. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Out of Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
666 Dundee Road; Suite 1302
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Barry Alpert practices psychology in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Alpert's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1500 Shermer Road; 348
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Gary Greenberg's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenberg include depression, education consultation, and phobias. Dr. Greenberg honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Phillip L Elbaum, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
35 Greenbriar Drive
Deerfield, IL
 

Mr. Phillip Elbaum specializes in social work and practices in Deerfield, IL. Mr. Elbaum's clinical interests include infertility, education consultation, and phobias. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Rosalie O Epstein, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2565 Salceda Drive; Office 1
Northbrook, IL
 

Ms. Rosalie Epstein practices social work. Her clinical interests include depression, eclectic therapy, and grief. She takes several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, MultiPlan, and Cigna.

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Specializes in Social Work
201 E Strong Street
Wheeling, IL
 

Ms. Sophia Shlain's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Shlain include education consultation, phobias, and immigration issues. Ms. Shlain is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian.

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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.