We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept First Health near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Dr. James A Levey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Levey is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Wilmington Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients rated Dr. Levey highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Levey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Kathleen A Heffernan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Heffernan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffernan include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Heffernan's medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Joseph A Barresi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Barresi is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Barresi include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barresi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Alice B Gibbons, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alice Gibbons works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Gibbons attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. The average patient rating for Dr. Gibbons is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gibbons honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Laura S Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Zimmermann practices general gynecology in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmermann include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Zimmermann graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zimmermann at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Kathleen H Leistikow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
563 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Leistikow is a Westfield, NJ physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leistikow is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leistikow takes. Dr. Leistikow is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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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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