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We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare POS near New Freedom, PA.

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Specializes in Psychology
781 Far Hills Drive
New Freedom, PA

Dr. Erik Sprohge specializes in psychology and practices in New Freedom, PA. These areas are among Dr. Sprohge's clinical interests: depression, adjustment disorders, and psychoanalytic therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Riffat Sultana Mahmud, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
73 Forrest Avenue; #314
Shrewsbury, PA

Dr. Riffat Mahmud practices general internal medicine in York, PA and Shrewsbury, PA. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmud's clinical interests include thyroid problems, holter monitoring, and depression. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmud honors. Dr. Mahmud is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Mahmud (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Adam Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13515 Wolfe Road; Suite C
New Freedom, PA

Dr. Nicholas Lumsden sees patients in New Freedom, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lumsden takes. Dr. Lumsden graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Lumsden is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Carotid Artery Disease, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)



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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.