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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Exton, PA.

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Specializes in Psychology
1450 E Boot Road; Suite 500d
West Chester, PA
 

Mr. Anthony Mina specializes in psychology and practices in West Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Mina include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services. Mr. Mina is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Education, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
91 Dowlin Forge Road
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Eric Owens' specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Owens include terminal illness, depression, and counselor education. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
50 W Welsh Pool Road
Exton, PA
 

Ms. Tina Dwyer works as a counselor. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Aging

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Specializes in Counseling
1 N Bacton Hill Road
Malvern, PA
 

Ms. Laura Pogue practices counseling in Malvern, PA. Ms. Pogue's areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and aging. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Aging, Mental Health Agency Services

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Specializes in Counseling
835 Springdale Drive; Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Ms. Jill Ripkin works as a counselor in Exton, PA. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
273 W Uwchlan Avenue
Downingtown, PA
 

Ms. Jeanine Aversa is a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Aversa include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Durnwald is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Health System's residency program. Dr. Durnwald takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She 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.