We found 17 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Piscataway, NJ.

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Specializes in Psychology
9 Rutgers Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Roger Maitland is a psychologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maitland include emotional disturbance, depression, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Maitland is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Jeffrey H Axelbank, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
727 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Axelbank's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Axelbank include depression, domestic abuse, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Axelbank is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert A Karlin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Rutgers University Psychology Department 53 Avenue E; Room 101
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Karlin specializes in psychology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Karlin accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare.

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

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Disorders, Phobias, Seasonal ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre Anne Kramer, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
320 Raritan Avenue; Suite 303b
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Deirdre Kramer's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Kramer's clinical interests: depression, infertility, and phobias. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
47 Raritan Avenue; Suite 2a
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Maureen Hudak works as a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. She accepts Humana, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hudak is open to new patients.

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Dr. Marc L Steinberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
317 George Street; Suite 105
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Steinberg specializes in psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy and practices in New Brunswick, NJ and Piscataway, NJ. His areas of expertise include depression, addictions, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Steinberg takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sandra Marilyn Feldman, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology, Child Psychology
9 Calvin Place
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Feldman's specialties are health psychology and child psychology. She practices in Metuchen, NJ. Her clinical interests include depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Feldman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Addiction Therapy
17 Senior Street
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Michelle Drapkin works as a psychologist and addiction therapist in New Brunswick, NJ and Metuchen, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Drapkin accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Coping Skills, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
671 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Lehrer practices psychology. Dr. Lehrer's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, systematic desensitization, and stress management. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild depression)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Pain, Systematic Desensitization, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Temple, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
202 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Martha Temple practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and gender identity. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Temple's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
296 Amboy Avenue
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Hicks' specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include depression, psychodynamic therapy, and life transitions. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
195 Main Street; Floor 2
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Foti's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Foti's clinical interests: depression, addictions, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
8 N 2nd Avenue
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Elissa Rozov specializes in psychology and practices in Highland Park, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozov include depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. She honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
74 Brunswick Woods Drive
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Tamer Wassef is an addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Wassef performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His areas of expertise include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Barbara A Sirch, MS
Specializes in Psychiatry
710 Easton Avenue; Suite D
Somerset, NJ
 

Ms. Barbara Sirch's area of specialization is psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), stress management, and psychopharmacology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Sirch is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Caroline B Goldberg, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
320 Raritan Avenue; Suite 307 B
Highland Park, NJ
 

Ms. Caroline Goldberg specializes in social work and practices in Wayne, NJ and Highland Park, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: domestic abuse, infertility, and suicide. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum 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.
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