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

Ms. Deborah Nagurski's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Ms. Nagurski include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Psychology
1755 Southcross Drive W
Burnsville, MN
 

Dr. Kimberly Bushman practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bushman include depression, women's health issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, HealthPartners, and more. Dr. Bushman's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Blons practices psychology. Dr. Blons's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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