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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Devon Health Services near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Keith Arnold Eddleman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 E 98th Street, Department of Ob/gyn; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Eddleman's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pre-eclampsia, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eddleman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Eddleman's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Type 2 Diabetes, Doppler Ultrasound, Miscarriage, Type 1 ... (Read more)

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Dr. Garfield Ashford Dwight Clunie, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Garfield Clunie's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Clunie include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Clunie is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Clunie speaks Spanish. Dr. Clunie is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Specializes in Other, Adolescent Medicine
263 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor - Pediatrics
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Hayes specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Hayes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include obesity, gynecological problems, and scoliosis. Dr. Hayes is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before performing her residency at Children's National Medical Center, Dr. Hayes attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Amerigroup, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Josine Kim Veca, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
263 Seventh Avenue; Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Josine Veca is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass depression, osteopathic medicine, and panic disorder. Dr. Veca is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Veca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Osteopathic Medicine, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

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Dr. Jessy Jamshed Colah, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
501 Sixth Street; Suite #8e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jessy Colah's medical specialty is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Colah include obesity, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colah honors. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Colah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Dementia, Obesity, Post-Traumatic Stress ... (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.