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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Check near Durham, NC.

Dr. Lindsey Elizabeth Copeland, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
811 Ninth Street; Suite 205
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Lindsey Copeland specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Copeland include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Copeland honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology, Child Psychology
2609 N Duke Street; Suite 1000
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Mary Szostak works as a cognitive therapist, health psychologist, and child psychologist in Durham, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Szostak include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Szostak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
3600 University Drive; Suite B
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Stephanie Nilsen specializes in psychology and practices in Durham, NC. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and diagnostic evaluation. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nilsen speaks German. Dr. Nilsen's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carol J Tadeusik, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3622 Lyckan Parkway
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Carol Tadeusik works as a psychologist in Durham, NC. Dr. Tadeusik's areas of expertise include imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. She accepts the following insurance: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3325 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard; Suite 186
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Llewlee Sawyer is a psychologist in Durham, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawyer include depression, sexuality, and gender identity. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sawyer welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Shook, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
5015 Southpark Drive; Suite 200
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sarah Shook practices child psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Shook accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting 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.