We found 13 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Stony Brook, NY.

Elma G Pisano
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
26 Violet Road
Kings Park, NY
 

Ms. Elma Pisano specializes in social work and psychotherapy and practices in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Ms. Pisano's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She honors Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
22 Lawrence Avenue; Suite 213
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Louis Gallagher works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. He is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gallagher's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices psychiatry in East Meadow, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Glen Cove, NY. Dr. Ioannou has indicated that his clinical interests include substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Ioannou attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Ioannou welcomes new patients.

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

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. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Parsey performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Parsey is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Abdulkader Alam, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook University Hospital; T-10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Abdulkader Alam is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alam include depression and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Apnea, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder

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

Dr. Lucian Manu is a specialist in psychiatry. He works in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Manu's clinical interests include bulimia, obesity, and depression. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Manu's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Amy Gardner is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. Dr. Gardner takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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 is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mitrani include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitrani takes. Dr. Mitrani attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Mitrani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Dr. Brian Daniel Bronson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
101 Nicolls Road; Hsc T-10, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Brian Bronson is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Bronson attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. Dr. Bronson speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Marsha Tanenberg Karant, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medical Park; 2500 Nesconset Highway Building 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Marsha Karant is a psychiatry specialist in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Karant attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karant (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Paula Pagan-Rosas
Specializes in Social Work
51 Rose Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas is a social worker in Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pagan-Rosas include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Pagan-Rosas is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Zoya Popivker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry; Putnam Hall, Suny at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Zoya Popivker works as a pediatric psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Popivker include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Academic Excellence Award in Pre-Clinical Education; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Psi Sigma Alpha National Scholastic Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Phyllis Calabrese
Specializes in Social Work
4655 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Ms. Phyllis Calabrese is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Calabrese include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more. Her practice 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.
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