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We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Magellan Health Services near East Lansing, MI.

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Specializes in Psychology
2165 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Forman's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Forman takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
4572 S Hagadorn Road; Suite 1c
East Lansing, MI
 

Ms. Katherine Burdick works as a counselor in East Lansing, MI. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
4660 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. William Miller's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and parenting issues. Magellan Health Services, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. He has an open panel.

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David Raymond La Charite, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, General Dentistry
4747 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. David Lacharite's specialties are social work and general dentistry. He practices in Okemos, MI. Dr. Lacharite's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Amerigroup, and McLaren Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Derrick Duane Ampey, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
626 Westmoreland Avenue
Lansing, MI
 

Mr. Derrick Ampey is a social worker in Lansing, MI. These areas are among Mr. Ampey's clinical interests: crisis intervention, education consultation, and diagnostic evaluation. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Ralph L Harmon Jr.
Specializes in Social Work
1380 Haslett Road; Suite 12
Haslett, MI
 

Mr. Ralph Harmon practices social work in Haslett, MI and Lansing, MI. Mr. Harmon's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Harmon takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work
4572 South Hagadorn Road; Suite 1c
East Lansing, MI
 

Ms. Amy Miller practices social work in Lansing, MI and East Lansing, MI. Clinical interests for Ms. Miller include crisis intervention, domestic abuse, and grief. Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Miller accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work
4990 Northwind Drive; Suite 125
East Lansing, MI
 

Ms. Janet Kester's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kester include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kester accepts.

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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.