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Dr. Carol Ann Munschauer, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychoanalysis
605 Lebrun Road
Amherst, NY
 

Dr. Carol Munschauer's specialties are psychology and psychoanalysis. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, infertility, and infidelity issues. Dr. Munschauer honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Robert James Graham, PhD, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
36 Dorchester Road
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Robert Graham works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Graham is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Renee Carol Wert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
406 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Renee Wert's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. Dr. Wert is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Anne Fendya, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
408 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Fendya specializes in psychology and practices in Buffalo, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Fendya include depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fendya's office for an appointment.

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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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