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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Chelmsford, MA.

Sharon Louise Hanebury
Specializes in Counseling
2 Courthouse Lane; Suite 3
Chelmsford, MA
 

Ms. Sharon Hanebury is a counselor in Chelmsford, MA and Dracut, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, child abuse, and narrative therapy. Ms. Hanebury honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rhoda Claire Kupferberg Joss, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology
810 Concord Street
Carlisle, MA
 

Dr. Rhoda Kupferberg Joss practices cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology in Carlisle, MA. Dr. Kupferberg Joss (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Yiddish. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Kupferberg Joss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kupferberg Joss has an open panel.

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Specializes in Counseling
256 Great Road; Suite #8
Littleton, MA
 

Ms. Smita Chaddha works as a counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, meditation, and stress management. Ms. Chaddha is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Ms. Chaddha (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. William J Meehan, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. William Meehan specializes in psychiatry and practices in Chelmsford, MA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Meehan graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Meehan offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bruce J Holstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Holstein is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McLean Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Holstein's areas of expertise consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychopharmacology. Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holstein takes. He has received the following distinctions: Mental Health Recognition Award, Harvard Pilgram and Health Plan, .. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Holstein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Grief, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Colleen Kendall Ducharme
Specializes in Social Work
77 E. Merrimack Street; Suite 1
Lowell, MA
 

Ms. Colleen Ducharme's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Ducharme include behavior therapy, child abuse, and depression. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Ducharme honors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
930 Main Street; Suite 201
Acton, MA
 

Ms. Josephine Bottone is a social worker in Acton, MA. Ms. Bottone's clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Bottone honors.

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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.