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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Cigna near Eden Prairie, MN.

Dr. Psy D L P Dona Gail Lofland, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
6830 Canterbury Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Dona Lofland works as a psychologist in Eden Prairie, MN. Dr. Lofland's clinical interests include depression, christian counseling, and narrative therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Ina Lasmane, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
14451 Highway 7; Suite 2a, Office 1
Minnetonka, MN
 

Ms. Ina Lasmane is a family therapist and counselor. In addition to English, she speaks Latvian. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. Ms. Lasmane accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Timothy James McCarthy, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
8460 Montgomery Court; Office 1
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Timothy McCarthy specializes in family therapy and psychology. These areas are among Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Rebecca D Aadland-Schoper, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
6542 Regency Lane; Office 1
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Ms. Rebecca Aadland-Schoper's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in New Ulm, MN and Eden Prairie, MN. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and phobias. Ms. Aadland-Schoper accepts Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Joan Ungar, MA
Specializes in Psychology
10285 Yellow Circle Drive
Hopkins, MN
 

Ms. Joan Ungar practices psychology in Minneapolis, MN and Hopkins, MN. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Behavioral Health Systems, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Daniel P Barron, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
11455 Viking Drive; Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Barron practices family therapy and psychology in Eden Prairie, MN and Roseville, MN. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, trichotillomania, and adolescent issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild 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.