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We found 19 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Peabody, MA.

Dr. Aimee M Smrz, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Aimee Smrz's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, adoption issues, and infertility. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Smrz is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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Dr. Mark Allen Steinberg, PhD
Specializes in Social Work, Psychoanalysis
Office 1
Swampscott, MA
 

Dr. Mark Steinberg works as a social worker and psychoanalyst. His clinical interests include depression, stress management, and anxiety. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Joseph Gary Dolinsky, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
161 S Main Street; Suite 309
Middleton, MA
 

Dr. J. Dolinsky is a cognitive therapist and child psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dolinsky include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and depression. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dolinsky is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
15 Church Street; C/o Law Office
Salem, MA
 

Dr. John Burke works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Burke is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Julie Gale Breskin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2 Salt Wall Lane
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Julie Breskin specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Breskin include behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Breskin welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
271 Main Street; Suite 205
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lockhart specializes in psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Lockhart is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Addiction Therapy
7 Kimball Lane
Lynnfield, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Martin works as a psychologist and addiction therapist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
70 Washington Street; Suite 316
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Laurence Posner is a psychologist and counselor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Posner include depression, gestalt therapy, and diagnostic evaluation. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
204 Layfayette Street
Salem, MA
 

Dr. David Rupert's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, stress management, and women's health issues. Dr. Rupert accepts ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jacob B Kagan, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Jacob Kagan's specialty is psychiatry. He has a special interest in substance abuse, depression, and group therapy services. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Kagan accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kagan completed his residency training at Cambridge Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Oskar Dietheim Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry and Tufts University; Excellence in teaching in the Psychiatry Clerkship. Dr. Kagan offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Group Therapy Services

Dr. Jonathan C Harland, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Harland works as a psychiatrist. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Harland's clinical interests: psychotic disorder, depression, and psychotherapy treatment. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Harland is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorder, Psychotherapy Treatment, Mood Disorders

Dr. Gary Goldman, PsyD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Gary Goldman specializes in neuropsychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include depression, neuropsychological testing, and anxiety. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Neuropsychological Testing

Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alfson specializes in psychiatry. Dr. Alfson's areas of expertise include cancer, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She has received the distinction of the University of Virginia - Bowman Award. Dr. Alfson is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Lisa J Pugh
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Ms. Lisa Pugh specializes in psychiatry and practices in Peabody, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She accepts Medicare insurance. Ms. Pugh is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety

Dr. Kavya Singareddy, MD
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Kavya Singareddy practices forensic psychiatry in Salem, MA and Medford, MA. Dr. Singareddy's areas of expertise include depression, women's health issues, and anxiety. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College, she performed her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Singareddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Atrius Health. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Kimberly Renee Fonseca, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
12 Dearborn Street; #3
Salem, MA
 

Ms. Kim Fonseca's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include suicide, phobias, and developmental disabilities. Ms. Fonseca accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and United Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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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.