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

Ronald G Nicolet, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1910 Saint Joe Center Road; Suite 13
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Mr. Ronald Nicolet practices family therapy and counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Nicolet include depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. He takes Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Julie M Flohr
Specializes in Counseling
6202 Constitution Drive; Suite D
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Ms. Julie Flohr works as a counselor in Fort Wayne, IN and Hudson, IN. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Flohr honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Person-Centered Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, Grief, Weight ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
310 E Dupont Road
Ft Wayne, IN
 

Ms. Tanya Green is a social worker. Ms. Green's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Education, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
423 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Ms. Sharon Clevenger's area of specialization is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Ms. Clevenger include pain, trichotillomania, and psychopharmacology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild depression)

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Trichotillomania, Psychopharmacology, Diagnostic Evaluation, Teaching, Sleep ... (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.