We found 12 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 works as a social worker and psychotherapist in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Pisano's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Louis Gallagher practices psychology in Smithtown, NY. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gallagher's 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 is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parsey include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and more. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Parsey attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His distinctions include: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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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. Dr. Alam's clinical interests include depression and sleep apnea. He accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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 specializes in psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardner include depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Gardner attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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

Dr. Lucian Manu's medical specialty is psychiatry. His areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, obesity, and psychiatric evaluation. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Manu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. He honors Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as 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 specializes in psychiatry and practices in Stony Brook, NY. In Dr. Mitrani's practice, he is particularly interested in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. He honors Fidelis, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Mitrani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in psychiatry. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In Dr. Ioannou's practice, he is particularly interested in psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse, and depression. He is in-network for Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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 medical specialist in psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Karant include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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. Ms. Pagan-Rosas's clinical interests include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Pagan-Rosas accepts. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Popivker's areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popivker accepts. 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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Phyllis Calabrese
Specializes in Social Work
4655 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Ms. Phyllis Calabrese practices social work in Port Jefferson Station, NY and Medford, NY. Clinical interests for Ms. Calabrese include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She takes Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Calabrese's 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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