We found 22 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 area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smrz include depression, adoption issues, and infertility. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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

Dr. Mark Steinberg specializes in social work and psychoanalysis and practices in Swampscott, MA. His areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and anxiety. He honors 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 works as a cognitive therapist and pediatric psychologist. Dr. Dolinsky's clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and depression. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. John Burke's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burke include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Burke is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Cary J Meyer, PsyD, MA
Specializes in Psychology
Lahey Medical Center, Peabody; One Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Cary Meyer works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include psychological support for cancer patients, depression, and life transitions. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meyer's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Julie Breskin is a psychologist in Salem, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Breskin's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Psychology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Susan Penava practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Penava include depression, stress management, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Penava takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Thomas Martin specializes in psychology and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is in-network for 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 practices psychology and counseling in Salem, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, gestalt therapy, and diagnostic evaluation. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Posner is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
204 Layfayette Street
Salem, MA
 

Dr. David Rupert's specialty is psychology. Dr. Rupert's areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. He accepts ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jacob Kagan, who practices in Peabody, MA and Chelmsford, MA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. In his practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse, depression, and group therapy services. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Kagan is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Cambridge Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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's medical specialty is psychiatry. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Harland is especially interested in psychotic disorder, depression, and psychotherapy treatment. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Unfortunately, Dr. Harland is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices neuropsychology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldman include depression, neuropsychological testing, and anxiety. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldman is professionally 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 works as a psychiatrist in Tewksbury, MA, Peabody, MA, and Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alfson include cancer, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alfson's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Before completing her residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Dr. Alfson attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: the University of Virginia - Bowman Award. Dr. Alfson 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 is a psychiatrist in Peabody, MA. Clinical interests for Ms. Pugh include depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Ms. Pugh accepts Medicare insurance.

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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.