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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's medical specialty is general gynecology. He graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Clinical interests for Dr. Eder include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Eder average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Before completing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Gamburg attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamburg honors. 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)

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

Dr. Alison Petraske is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petraske include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Baystate Medical Center. She 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goyal's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and ablation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Goyal studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her medical residency was performed 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 works as a social worker in Princeton, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Perlin takes.

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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 works as a general gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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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's specialty is psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), stress management, and psychopharmacology. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Sirch takes.

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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.