We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Oakmont, PA.

Dr. Barbara A Gershenson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
905 W. Governor Road; Suite 200
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Gershenson practices psychology. She is especially interested in depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and eating disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Gershenson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Specializes in Counseling
330 Cedar Road
Hershey, PA
 

Ms. Suzanne Burton specializes in counseling. Ms. Burton's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Erika Fairchild Helmuth Fairchildsaunders, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Erika Saunders is a specialist in psychiatry. She works in Hershey, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression and bipolar disorder. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Saunders attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Lidija Petrovic Dovat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Lidija Petrovic-Dovat specializes in pediatric psychiatry. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Petrovic-Dovat's clinical interests encompass mood disorders and anxiety. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrovic-Dovat has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors of America and Back to Search Results. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Social Work
20 Briarcrest Square
Hershey, PA
 

Ms. Eva Siegel is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Siegel include depression, life transitions, and women's health issues. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Hungarian. She is accepting 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.