We found 16 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Ms. Elma Pisano's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Pisano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eating Disorders, Gay and ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Louis Gallagher works as a psychologist in Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. Dr. Gallagher accepts ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Grief, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Jean Rafferty's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Rafferty include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Ms. Rafferty 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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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
267 Middle Country Road; Building B
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Karen Morgenstern's specialties are social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Morgenstern include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Ramin Parsey's medical specialty is psychiatry. These areas are among Dr. Parsey's clinical interests: depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parsey takes. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parsey include: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Anxiety, Psychotherapy Treatment, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Constantine Ioannou specializes in psychiatry and practices in East Meadow, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Glen Cove, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ioannou include substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ioannou takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ioannou 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.

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

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Specializes in Psychiatry
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lucian Manu's specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Manu's areas of expertise include bulimia, obesity, and depression. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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. Dr. Alam's clinical interests encompass depression and sleep apnea. Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alam honors. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry Suny Medical Center; Hsc, T10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Amy Gardner is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Dr. Gardner's areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. She honors Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paul Mitrani is a psychiatry specialist. Dr. Mitrani's areas of expertise consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Mitrani (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medical Park; 2500 Nesconset Highway Building 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Marsha Karant, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, 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. Dr. Karant attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Karant (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
101 Nicolls Road; Hsc T-10, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Brian Bronson is a psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bronson include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. Dr. Bronson is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Social Work
51 Rose Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas is a social worker in Smithtown, NY. These areas are among Ms. Pagan-Rosas's clinical interests: body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. She honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Popivker has received 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's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Scribner include suicide, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Ms. Scribner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Neglect, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Individual ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among Ms. Calabrese's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is in-network for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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