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We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Dover, NH.

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Specializes in Psychology
16 Fifth Street
Dover, NH

Dr. Ann Hotchkiss works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hotchkiss is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual ... (Read more)

Randall L OBrien, MA, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
86 Locust Street
Dover, NH

Mr. Randall O'Brien is a social worker. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, existential psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. Patients gave Mr. O'Brien an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Neglect, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Ded Deborah H. H Hamilton, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
3 Woodchuck Lane
Somersworth, NH

Dr. Deborah Hamilton works as a social worker in Somersworth, NH and Greenland, NH. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include depression, narrative therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Hamilton honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Neglect, Education, Group Therapy Services, ... (Read more)



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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.