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

Dr. Karla Daniel works as a psychologist. She speaks Sign Language. These areas are among Dr. Daniel's clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Daniel has an open panel.

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

Dr. Amy Meriweather practices psychology. These areas are among Dr. Meriweather's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She is an in-network provider for 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 works as a psychologist in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include behavioral medicine, depression, and geriatric consultation. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Lutz practices psychology in Springfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lutz include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lutz's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
3757 S Greystone Court
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Tarrasch specializes in psychology. Dr. Tarrasch's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Mr. William Holtmeyer practices counseling. Mr. Holtmeyer's clinical interests 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 works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Reid include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services

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

Ms. Denniese Dysart's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise 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 is a counselor. Her clinical interests 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's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Heavin include 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's area of specialization is counseling. 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's specialty is counseling. 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's specialty is counseling. Ms. Skidmore's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
3616 S Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Stephanie Starkey is a counselor. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
926 S Devonshire Drive
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Edward Derr's area of specialization is counseling. His clinical interests 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 area of specialization 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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