We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Health Net near Plainsboro, NJ.

Dr. Scott Evan Eder, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
666 Plainsboro Road; Building 100, Suite D
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Eder's specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Eder an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Samuel Gamburg, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300b Princeton - Hightstown Road; Suite 202
East Windsor, NJ
 

Dr. Eugene Gamburg works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lawrenceville, NJ and East Windsor, NJ. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Gamburg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gamburg is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison R Petraske, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 500
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Alison Petraske practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Petraske's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Multiple Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Shefali Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300b Princeton - Hightstown Road; Suite 202
East Windsor, NJ
 

Dr. Shefali Goyal practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Lawrenceville, NJ and East Windsor, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Goyal include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goyal honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed her residency training at Rochester General Hospital. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
330 N Harrison Street; Suite 6
Princeton, NJ
 

Ms. Linda Perlin practices social work in Princeton, NJ. Ms. Perlin's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan L Friedman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 500
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Friedman sees patients in Plainsboro, NJ. His medical specialty is general gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Barbara A Sirch, MS
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Ms. Barbara Sirch is a psychiatrist in Hillsborough, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), stress management, and psychopharmacology. Ms. Sirch is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Individual Therapy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Ms. Leslie Hay is a psychiatrist in Flemington, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Ms. Hay's areas of expertise include substance abuse, psychopharmacology, and schizophrenia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, Postpartum Depression, Addictions, ... (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.