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Dr. Karla Elaine Daniel, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1845 Rogers
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Karla Daniel works as a psychologist in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Daniel include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. Dr. Daniel is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Daniel is open to new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language.

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Dr. Amy Lynn Meriweather, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
636 W. Republic Road C116
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Amy Meriweather is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Meriweather welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Brenda Wiegand Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Brenda W. Williams; Suite 770, Wheeler Building 3800 S. National
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Brenda Williams specializes in psychology and practices in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include behavioral medicine, depression, and geriatric consultation. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
1320 E Kingsley Street; Suite A
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Lutz's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lutz include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lutz is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3757 S Greystone Court
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Tarrasch's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Tarrasch accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
1736 E. Sunshine; Suite 718
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. William Holtmeyer specializes in counseling and practices in Springfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Mr. Holtmeyer include terminal illness, depression, and counselor education.

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Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Suite W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Susan Reid is a counselor. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services

Specializes in Counseling
305 E Walnut Street; Suite 214
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Denniese Dysart's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Dysart's clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
440 S Market Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Sharon Pennington practices counseling in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Ms. Pennington include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
2200 E Sunshine Street; Suite 338
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Jessica Heavin's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and career counseling.

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Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Ste W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Brian Vega specializes in counseling and practices in Springfield, MO. Clinical interests for Mr. Vega include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
205 Park Central E
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Rebecca Erven specializes in counseling and practices in Springfield, MO. She has indicated that her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

Specializes in Counseling
1531 E Sunshine Street; Suite W-29
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Margaret Skidmore works as a counselor. Ms. Skidmore's areas of expertise include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
3616 S Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Ms. Stephanie Starkey specializes in counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
926 S Devonshire Drive
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Edward Derr's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Derr include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
2323 W Grand Street
Springfield, MO
 

Mr. Roy Pischer specializes in counseling and practices in Springfield, MO. Mr. Pischer's clinical interests include terminal illness, substance abuse, and 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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