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Specializes in Psychology
1755 Southcross Drive W
Burnsville, MN

Dr. Kimberly Bushman is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bushman include depression, women's health issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and HealthPartners. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bushman's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Post-Traumatic ... (Read more)

Deborah K Nagurski
Specializes in Psychology
1601 Highway 13 E; Suite 101
Burnsville, MN

Ms. Deborah Nagurski practices psychology in Burnsville, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Nagurski's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Eating Disorders, Gay and ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne L Krueger, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1500 Mcandrews Road West; Suite 223
Burnsville, MN

Dr. Suzanne Krueger practices psychology in Bloomington, MN and Burnsville, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krueger include depression, trichotillomania, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Krueger has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Trichotillomania, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Eating ... (Read more)

Jan L Weber, MS, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Naturopathy
10800 Lyndale Avenue S; Suite 179
Bloomington, MN

Ms. Jan Weber practices family therapy, social work, and naturopathy. Clinical interests for Ms. Weber include phobias, diagnostic evaluation, and feminist therapy. She takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Psychology
9001 E Bloomington Freeway; Suite 139
Bloomington, MN

Dr. Charles Blons' area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Blons honors Cigna, Aetna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.
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