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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of LeHigh Valley Hospital Network's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cysts, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joann Richichi is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Richichi's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Richichi is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Catherine Minter practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Minter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Minter is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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