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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Buffalo, NY.

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Dr. Robert James Graham PHD, CP, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
36 Dorchester Road
Buffalo, NY
(716) 882-1190

Dr. Robert Graham is a psychologist in Buffalo, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graham include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Graham accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Carol Ann Munschauer PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychoanalysis
605 LeBrun Road
Amherst, NY
(716) 835-8288

Dr. Carol Munschauer's areas of specialization are psychology and psychoanalysis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munschauer include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Anne Fendya PHD, CP
Specializes in Psychology
408 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY

Dr. Jennifer Fendya works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fendya is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Renee Carol Wert PHD, CP
Specializes in Psychology
406 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
(716) 886-7304

Dr. Renee Wert's specialty is psychology. Dr. Wert's areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wert takes. She is accepting new patients.

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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.