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Dr. Heather Vanart Van Artsdalen Hoover, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Child Psychology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Heather Hoover's specialties are cognitive-behavioral therapy, pediatric neuropsychology, and child psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover accepts. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoover's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dyslexia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Leslie Gerdes, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Sleep Medicine
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Gerdes' specialties are psychology and sleep medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerdes is affiliated with Geisinger.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Obesity, Brief Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorders

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

Dr. John Kuna specializes in psychology. His clinical interests 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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Patricia Krenitsky's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Krenitsky include behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Counseling
841 Clay Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Mr. Ziv Ben-Dov is a counselor. His clinical interests include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. He 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, Substance Abuse, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Carlyn Carper practices counseling in Blakely, PA. Ms. Carper's areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency 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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Specializes in Counseling
299 Main Street Plaza; Suite 103
Olyphant, PA
 

Ms. Amy Florence is a counselor in Olyphant, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
540 Hickory Street
Peckville, PA
 

Mr. Chad Anuszewski practices counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Anuszewski include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. He 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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Specializes in Counseling
650 Boulevard Avenue
Dickson City, PA
 

Ms. Megan Purcell's area of specialization is counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She 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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Specializes in Counseling
108 N Washington Avenue; Suite 502
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Karen Palonis is a counselor in Scranton, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Palonis include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Palonis honors.

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Specializes in Counseling
340 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA
 

Dr. Judith Scheatzle practices counseling. Her areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. Dr. Scheatzle 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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Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Agatha Bruno practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bruno include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and 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.
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