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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Aetna near Fort Wayne, IN.

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Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
1910 Saint Joe Center Road; Suite 13
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 918-6323

Mr. Ronald Nicolet's specialties are family therapy and counseling. He practices in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne, IN, and Kendallville, IN. Mr. Nicolet's clinical interests include depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Julie M Flohr LMHC
Specializes in Counseling
6202 Constitution Drive; Suite D
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 432-0066

Ms. Julie Flohr's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among Ms. Flohr's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and person-centered therapy. Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Flohr takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
310 E Dupont Road
Ft Wayne, IN
(260) 490-8110

Ms. Tanya Green practices social work in Fort Wayne, IN and Wayne, IN. Ms. Green's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
423 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 969-5583

Ms. Sharon Clevenger is a psychiatrist in Fort Wayne, IN. Her areas of expertise include the following: pain, trichotillomania, and psychopharmacology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Clevenger accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild depression)

All Interests: Addictive Behavior, Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety, Anxiety, Assessment, Attention-Deficit ... (Read more)


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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.