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, who practices in Plainsboro, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Eder's clinical interests: colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. He attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). On average, patients gave Dr. Eder a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, 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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and uterine prolapse. Dr. Gamburg is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamburg takes. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency.

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

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

Dr. Alison Petraske sees patients in Plainsboro, NJ. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Petraske's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ and East Windsor, NJ. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and depression. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Goyal attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete her residency at Rochester General Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goyal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Ms. Linda Perlin works as a social worker in Princeton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Ms. Perlin include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Plainsboro, NJ, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

Ms. Barbara Sirch's specialty is psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), stress management, and psychopharmacology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Ms. Sirch is professionally 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)

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

Ms. Leslie Hay's specialty is psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hay include substance abuse, psychopharmacology, and schizophrenia. She honors 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.
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