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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Huntington, NY.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
123 South Street; Suite 205
Oyster Bay, NY
 

Ms. Deborah Ross is a social worker, counselor, and addiction therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, suicide, and interpersonal psychotherapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Substance Abuse, Somatic Experiencing, Holistic ... (Read more)

Sharon Marlene Lorber
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
30 Bounty Lane
Jericho, NY
 

Ms. Sharon Lorber works as a social worker and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Lorber include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. Ms. Lorber takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Cory Moss, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
75 Prospect Street; Suite 207
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Keith Moss' areas of specialization are family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and counseling. Dr. Moss's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moss's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Dr. Susanne E Cooperman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Susanne Cooperman's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include learning disabilities, depression, and neuropsychological testing. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooperman takes. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Developmental Disabilities, Separation Anxiety, Dementia, Learning ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wishner include chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wishner takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Herpes, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
Huntington, NY
 

Ms. Madeline Nack's specialty is social work. Ms. Nack's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, adoption issues, and domestic abuse. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Substance ... (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.