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We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept EmblemHealth near Livingston, NJ.

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Simonetti include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonetti honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour specializes in general gynecology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Seymour include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Seymour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seymour is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 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. Shaparak Sedigheh Mojtabai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Shaparak Mojtabai's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mojtabai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Albanian, and Italian. Dr. Mojtabai's clinical interests include prostate problems, heart problems, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She attended The National University of Iran for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for residency. Dr. Mojtabai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Dizziness, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Macular ... (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.