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We found 23 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Piscataway, NJ.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Axelbank is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Axelbank include depression, domestic abuse, and dissociative disorders. He accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Axelbank welcomes 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 practices psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Karlin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Deirdre Kramer specializes in psychology and practices in Highland Park, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kramer include depression, infertility, and phobias. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Kramer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Maureen Hudak's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hudak include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. She honors Humana, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hudak welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sandra Feldman's areas of specialization are health psychology and child psychology; she sees patients in Metuchen, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Feldman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Martha Temple's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and gender identity. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Temple welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
296 Amboy Avenue
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Hicks is a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, psychodynamic therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Hicks is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
671 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Lehrer works as a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, systematic desensitization, and stress management. He is in-network for 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)

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Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
317 George Street; Suite 105
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Steinberg's specialties are psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical interests include depression, addictions, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Steinberg honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Foti is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, addictions, and adolescent issues. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Elissa Rozov's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rozov include depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy

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

Dr. Tamer Wassef's specialties are addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wassef is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Dr. Christine Louise Barsa Del Alcazar, MSW, PhD
Specializes in Social Work
6 Voorhees Road
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Barsa Del Alcazar is a social worker in New Brunswick, NJ and Old Bridge, NJ. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Barsa Del Alcazar's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Judith Cohen Oshinsky, MS
Specializes in Social Work
320 Raritan Avenue; Suite 303b
Highland Park, NJ
 

Ms. Judith Oshinsky works as a social worker in Highland Park, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: body dysmorphic disorder, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Ms. Oshinsky takes Aetna and Medicare insurance.

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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. Her areas of expertise include domestic abuse, infertility, and suicide. Ms. Goldberg is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Suicide, Domestic Abuse, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Life ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
2124 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ
 

Ms. Susan Meltzer practices social work in Edison, NJ. Areas of expertise for Ms. Meltzer include behavioral medicine, domestic abuse, and phobias. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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.