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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept First Health near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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

Dr. James Levey specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Levey's clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Wilmington Hospital, Dr. Levey attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Levey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathleen Heffernan's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Heffernan is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Heffernan attended New York Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Heffernan a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barresi include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Barresi trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibbons include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gibbons at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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 clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Leistikow is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leistikow is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Zimmermann works as a general gynecologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zimmermann at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Zimmermann is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Zimmermann attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Tamara Levin Futran, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
608 Sherwood Parkway; Suite 102
Mountainside, NJ
 

Ms. Tamara Futran's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Futran include depression, life transitions, and conflict mediation. Ms. Futran is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Education, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, ... (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.