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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Levey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levey accepts. Dr. Levey is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Heffernan's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heffernan is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Barresi's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gibbons honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gibbons's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic 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 Senn Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Zimmermann is a general gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmermann include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Zimmermann's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmermann welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Leistikow's clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leistikow accepts. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Ms. Futran include depression, life transitions, and conflict mediation. Ms. Futran is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.