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We found 21 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Fidelis near Smithtown, NY.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
222 Middle Country Road; Suite 210
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Karen Morgenstern is a social worker, counselor, and addiction therapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Morgenstern include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Family Therapy Services, Individual ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Pass, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Harold Pass practices psychology in Stony Brook, NY and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among Dr. Pass's clinical interests: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and psychotherapy treatment. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant.

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Dr. James Edward Swain, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
101 Nicolls Road; T-10 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. James Swain's medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. His areas of expertise include the following: suicide, adjustment disorders, and conduct disorder. He takes MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Swain attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Swain include: Young Investigator Colloquium Award, American Psychiatric Association (APA); NARSAD Young Investigator Awards, 2004, 2006 and Independent Investigator Award, 2011; and Public Education and Communication award, Society for Neuroscience (SFN). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Mental Retardation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucian Miron Cismarescu, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lucian Manu works as a psychiatrist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manu include bulimia, obesity, and depression. Dr. Manu accepts several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bulimia, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, Obesity, Premenstrual Syndrome, Psychosis, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Sedler, MPH, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Sedler is a psychiatry specialist in Stony Brook, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sedler include depression, alzheimer's disease, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Sedler is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; T10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. David Schlager's medical specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Schlager is especially interested in obesity, alcohol abuse, and postpartum issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Obesity, Postpartum, Anxiety, Bipolar ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin Vaziri Parsey, MD, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Ramin Parsey's specialty is psychiatry. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Parsey trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Parsey has a special interest in depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parsey's distinctions include: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Long Lory E E Bright Long, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
100 Patriots Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lory Bright-Long is a geriatric psychiatry specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: stress management, adjustment disorders, and psychopharmacology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Bright-Long performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Bright-Long (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psychotherapy Treatment, Adjustment ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Fay Heinemann, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
205 N Belle Mead Avenue
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Donna Heinemann is a general practitioner and internist. She speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heinemann include vitamin D deficiency, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Acid Reflux, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

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Dr. Laura J Fochtmann, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Level 5 Suite 9
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Laura Fochtmann is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, psychopharmacology, and schizophrenia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. Dr. Fochtmann graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fochtmann has received distinctions including Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Distinguished Service Award, New York State Psychiatric Association; and Aesculapius Award (for Teaching), Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder

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Dr. Constantine Ioannou, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Med. Center; T-10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Constantine Ioannou is a specialist in psychiatry. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ioannou honors Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ioannou trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

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Dr. Amy Gardner, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc T10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Amy Gardner is a specialist in psychiatry. Dr. Gardner's areas of clinical interest consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She accepts Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Dr. Paul Anthony Mitrani, PhD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paul Mitrani, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Dr. Mitrani (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He accepts Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Judith Ann Crowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Suny Putnam; Hall Room 103
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Judith Crowell specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Crowell honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, Viant, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Eduardo Alfredo Constantino, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Eduardo Constantino's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Constantino's clinical interests include obesity, alcohol abuse, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Constantino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Obesity, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic ... (Read more)

Jennifer Ann Freese
Specializes in Social Work
22 Lawrence Avenue; Suite 305
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Jennifer Ufko's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Ufko include behavior therapy, depression, and adjustment disorders. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Shield, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Ufko is open to 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.