We found 20 providers with an interest in depression near Springfield, MO.

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Dr. Karla Elaine Daniel, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1845 Rogers
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Karla Daniel's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. She accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Daniel speaks Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - Springfield, MO and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amy Lynn Meriweather, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
636 W. Republic Road C116
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Amy Meriweather works as a psychologist in Mount Vernon, MO and Springfield, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Meriweather accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brenda Wiegand Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Brenda W. Williams; Suite 770, Wheeler Building 3800 S. National
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Brenda Williams' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include behavioral medicine, depression, and geriatric consultation. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1320 E Kingsley Street; Suite A
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Lutz is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lutz is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3757 S Greystone Court
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Tarrasch specializes in psychology and practices in Springfield, MO. These areas are among Dr. Tarrasch's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
1736 E. Sunshine; Suite 718
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. William Holtmeyer is a counselor in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Mr. Holtmeyer include terminal illness, depression, and counselor education.

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Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Suite W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Susan Reid is a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Reid include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
305 E Walnut Street; Suite 214
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Denniese Dysart practices counseling in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Ms. Dysart include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
440 S Market Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Sharon Pennington's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pennington include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
2200 E Sunshine Street; Suite 338
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Jessica Heavin practices counseling in Springfield, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and career counseling.

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Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Ste W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Brian Vega is a counselor in Springfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Mr. Vega include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
205 Park Central E
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Rebecca Erven works as a counselor. She has indicated that her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services.

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Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Suite W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Margaret Skidmore practices counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
3616 S Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Stephanie Starkey's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Starkey's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
926 S Devonshire Drive
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Edward Derr specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Derr include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
2323 W Grand Street
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Roy Pischer's specialty is counseling. His clinical interests include terminal illness, substance abuse, and 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.
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