We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept AmeriHealth PPO near Sewell, NJ.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
151 Fries Mill Road; Suite 105
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Grossman is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Grossman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grossman obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Vault Suspension, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann Richichi, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joann Richichi's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richichi include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Richichi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Richichi attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Catherine Minter's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minter include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Minter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Digiovanni is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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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