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

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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 medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eddleman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pre-eclampsia, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eddleman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Eddleman is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Sinai Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Josine Veca is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Veca's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include depression, osteopathic medicine, and panic disorder. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Veca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Garfield Clunie is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Clunie is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital for residency. Dr. Clunie has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Clunie speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Jessy Colah is a specialist in psychiatry. He works in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Colah's clinical interests: obesity, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Armed Forces Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Colah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Colah 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)

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

Dr. Leslie Hayes is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Her clinical interests include obesity, gynecological problems, and scoliosis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and Anthem. Dr. Hayes attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hayes (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Hayes is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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