We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Scranton, PA.

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Dr. John Girard Kuna, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
327 North Washington Street; Suite 104
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Kuna practices psychology in Moosic, PA and Scranton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuna include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Specializes in Counseling
327 N. Washington Avenue; Suite 104
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Patricia Krenitsky's area of specialization is counseling. Her clinical interests include behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
841 Clay Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Mr. Ziv Ben-Dov specializes in counseling. These areas are among Mr. Ben-Dov's clinical interests: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Carlyn Carper specializes in counseling. She has a special interest in terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
299 Main Street Plaza; Suite 103
Olyphant, PA
 

Ms. Amy Florence specializes in counseling and practices in Olyphant, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
540 Hickory Street
Peckville, PA
 

Mr. Chad Anuszewski's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
650 Boulevard Avenue
Dickson City, PA
 

Ms. Megan Purcell's specialty is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Purcell is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
108 N Washington Avenue; Suite 502
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Karen Palonis works as a counselor in Scranton, PA. Ms. Palonis's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Counseling
340 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA
 

Dr. Judith Scheatzle's area of specialization is counseling. Dr. Scheatzle's areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Agatha Bruno specializes in counseling and practices in Blakely, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bruno include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Ms. Bruno is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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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