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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; Suite 114
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Charness specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise 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 accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Out of Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Barry Alpert's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Dr. Alpert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1500 Shermer Road; 348
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Gary Greenberg specializes in psychology and practices in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Greenberg's areas of expertise include the following: depression, education consultation, and phobias. He honors several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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

Mr. Phillip Elbaum is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Mr. Elbaum include infertility, education consultation, and phobias. Mr. Elbaum is affiliated with Private Practice. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Ms. Rosalie Epstein's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and grief. She is in-network for ValueOptions, MultiPlan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
201 E Strong Street
Wheeling, IL
 

Ms. Sophia Shlain specializes in social work and practices in Wheeling, IL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Shlain include education consultation, phobias, and immigration issues. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Shlain 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.