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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 is a general OB/GYN in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levey include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Levey graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wilmington Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levey's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Heffernan's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Heffernan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Joseph Barresi practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Barresi is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barresi welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Alice Gibbons sees patients in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Gibbons is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Gibbons is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Laura Zimmermann specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmermann average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmermann is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Westfield, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Leistikow's clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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)

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

Ms. Tamara Futran's area of specialization is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and conflict mediation. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Futran honors. In addition to English, she speaks 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.