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We found 17 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 is a social worker and psychotherapist in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Ms. Pisano's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Pisano accepts. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Louis Gallagher is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallagher include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gallagher has an open panel.

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Specializes in Counseling
821 W Jericho Turnpike; Suite 7c
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Jean Rafferty practices counseling in Smithtown, NY and Hicksville, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Ms. Rafferty takes Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
267 Middle Country Road; Building B
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Karen Morgenstern specializes in social work, counseling, and addiction therapy and practices in Smithtown, NY. Ms. Morgenstern's clinical interests include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jill Kofler
Specializes in Counseling
15 Bellemeade Avenue
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Jill Kofler is a counselor in Smithtown, NY and Commack, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. Ms. Kofler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Parsey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Parsey has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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

Dr. Lucian Manu is a psychiatry specialist in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manu include bulimia, obesity, and depression. He takes Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specializes in psychiatry. His areas of expertise consist of substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ioannou is in-network for Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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 psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY and White Plains, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Alam include depression and sleep apnea. He accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Alam attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Amy Gardner is a psychiatry specialist. Dr. Gardner graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is especially interested in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in psychiatry. He works in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Mitrani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitrani takes.

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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, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bronson include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. Dr. Bronson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, he 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 Stony Brook, NY physician who specializes in psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Karant include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. She takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Karant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas specializes in social work and practices in Smithtown, NY. Her clinical interests include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Pagan-Rosas welcomes 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's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Popivker's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. She accepts Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Popivker include: 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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Specializes in Social Work
22 Lowery Avenue
Lake Grove, NY
 

Ms. Mary Ann Scribner practices social work in Lake Grove, NY. Her clinical interests include suicide, phobias, and dissociative disorders. 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

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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.