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

Dr. Keith Eddleman's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Eddleman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and pre-eclampsia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eddleman graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Eddleman trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Eddleman is open to 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)

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

Dr. Josine Veca is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Veca (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She has a special interest in depression, osteopathic medicine, and panic disorder. Dr. Veca is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Veca honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Garfield Clunie is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Clunie's areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Clunie is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Postpartum Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jessy Colah is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in psychiatry. Dr. Colah's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Colah (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gynecological problems, and scoliosis. Coresource, Amerigroup, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Hayes (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is 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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