We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Stony Brook, NY.

Elma G Pisano
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
26 Violet Road
Kings Park, NY
 

Ms. Elma Pisano's specialties are social work and psychotherapy. She practices in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Pisano is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eating Disorders, Gay and ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
22 Lawrence Avenue; Suite 213
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Louis Gallagher specializes in psychology and practices in Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallagher include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. He is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gallagher has an open panel.

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Dr. Amy Gardner, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry Suny Medical Center; Hsc, T10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Amy Gardner's specialty is psychiatry. Her clinical interests include depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gardner is an in-network provider for Fidelis, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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Dr. Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Ramin Parsey is a psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. Dr. Parsey is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for ValueOptions, MultiPlan, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Parsey is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Lucian Miron Cismarescu, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lucian Manu's specialty is psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manu include bulimia, obesity, and psychiatric evaluation. He attended International and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manu honors.

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Paula Pagan-Rosas
Specializes in Social Work
51 Rose Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas works as a social worker in Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pagan-Rosas include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Zoya Popivker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry; Putnam Hall, Suny at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Zoya Popivker specializes in pediatric psychiatry and practices in Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Popivker include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Popivker completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant. She has received professional recognition including the following: Academic Excellence Award in Pre-Clinical Education; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Psi Sigma Alpha National Scholastic Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Dr. Paul Anthony Mitrani, PhD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paul Mitrani specializes in psychiatry and practices in Stony Brook, NY. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitrani honors. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Dr. Constantine Ioannou, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
T-10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Constanine Ioannou works as a psychiatrist in East Meadow, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Glen Cove, NY. Dr. Ioannou's areas of expertise include psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse, and depression. He is in-network for Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ioannou obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Psychiatric Evaluation, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Phyllis Calabrese
Specializes in Social Work
4655 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Ms. Phyllis Calabrese's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Calabrese include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is in-network for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Marsha Tanenberg Karant, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medical Park; 2500 Nesconset Highway Building 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Marsha Karant specializes in psychiatry and practices in Stony Brook, NY. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Karant attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karant include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. Dr. Karant is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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