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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's specialty is counseling. Ms. Hanebury's clinical interests include depression, child abuse, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare. 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' specialties are cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Kupferberg Joss accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Kupferberg Joss (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Yiddish. She is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Smita Chaddha is a counselor in Littleton, MA. Clinical interests for Ms. Chaddha include depression, meditation, and stress management. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Chaddha (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Cross-Cultural ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Meehan's area of specialization is psychiatry. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meehan attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Meehan has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Dual Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Holstein works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Chelmsford, MA and Lexington, MA. His areas of expertise consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychopharmacology. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Holstein accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at McLean Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Holstein attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mental Health Recognition Award, Harvard Pilgram and Health Plan, ..

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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 practices social work. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, child abuse, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Ducharme is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Josephine Bottone practices social work. Ms. Bottone's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.