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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Stow, OH.

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Specializes in Psychology
511 Beryl Drive
Kent, OH
 

Dr. Ansel Woldt practices psychology in Kent, OH. Dr. Woldt's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Medical Mutual, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
33 North Avenue
Tallmadge, OH
 

Dr. Nancy Keogh's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Keogh include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for ValueOptions, Anthem, Medical Mutual, and more. Dr. Keogh is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4466 Darrow Road; Suite 4b
Stow, OH
 

Dr. Alfred Grzegorek specializes in psychology and practices in Stow, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Dr. Grzegorek's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Grief, Sleep Disorders, Coaching, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
4833 Darrow Road; Suite 101
Stow, OH
 

Dr. Richard Rynearson is a group therapist, family therapist, and cognitive therapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rynearson include emotional disturbance, depression, and biofeedback. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1260 Independence Avenue
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Elizabeth Salay works as a general internist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salay accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Rosamond Elaine McIntyre, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
8916 Topaz Terrace
Streetsboro, OH
 

Ms. Rose McIntyre's specialty is social work. These areas are among Ms. McIntyre's clinical interests: child abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Medical Mutual, and more. She has an open panel.

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Annamarie D Dorazio-Skowronski
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
401 Devon Place; Uh Kent Health Center, Suite 215
Kent, OH
 

Ms. Annamarie D'orazio-Skowronski practices family medicine and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Ms. D'orazio-Skowronski include depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Ms. D'orazio-Skowronski is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH).

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All Interests: Depression, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Preventive Care

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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.