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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Grossman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Grossman's medical residency was performed at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joann Richichi works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richichi honors. Before performing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Richichi attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Catherine Minter's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Minter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Minter is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Sewell, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include menopause, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Digiovanni attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, 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.