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We found 7 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 is a general gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eder include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. Dr. Eder's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. He studied medicine at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Eder trained at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patient ratings for Dr. Eder average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gamburg include colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Gamburg attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gamburg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 in Plainsboro, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Petraske include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Baystate Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Petraske is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goyal include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goyal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Goyal 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. Ms. Perlin's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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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 is a Plainsboro, NJ physician who specializes in general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman's areas of expertise include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Ms. Barbara Sirch practices psychiatry in Hillsborough, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), stress management, and psychopharmacology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Sirch is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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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.