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Depression Medication Boone NC

Anti-depression medication in Boone is typically prescribed in order to increase serotonin in the brain, as well as norepinephrine. Unfortunately, while addressing physiological and psychological components of clinical depression, these types of medications can also lead to less than favorable side effects.

Mrs. Elizabeth Renfro Abel
(828) 558-4009
Mount Verson Baptist Church Counseling3505 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC
Specialties
Spirituality, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: East Tennessee State University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

McKinney & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy
(828) 394-1180
McKinney & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy275 Daniel Boone Drive
Boone, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC)

Reuben J. Silver
(910) 256-9007
8137 Blue Heron Dr East
Wilmington, NC
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-02

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Ms. Twyla Wilson
PRIVATE PRACTICE
(919) 801-9087
112 Swift Avenue
Durham, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Depression, Grief/Loss, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Tyler Beach
Private
(919) 428-8901
1829 E Franklin Street Suite 1200 A
Chapel Hill, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Anne-Marie G Suddreth
(828) 263-4324
High Country Counseling178 Hwy. 105 Ext. Suite 105
Boone, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Bob Stafford
(828) 394-2730
436 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Couples' issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Naropa University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Timothy J. Strauman
(919) 660-5709
Box 90086, 417 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1993-08-04

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Mr. Jamie Howard
Jamie Howard
(828) 335-0210
31 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSW, MA
Licensed in North Carolina
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stre
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
W. Shannon Van Wey
(919) 286-3453
Main St Clinical Assoc, P.A.
Durham, NC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Credentialed Since: 1981-05-08

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Depression Medication

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Depression Medication: Herbal Or Conventional?

Author: Diana Ketchen

Depression medication is typically used when an individual suffers from depression that is considered to be "clinical". This type is not only considered to be a psychological form of depression, but also a physiological form which deems it as a medical issue. When a person suffers from this, there are many symptoms that prevent them from experiencing the quality of life that they should be able to, and may prevent them from functioning as appropriate in their day to day activities.

Anti-depression medication is typically prescribed in order to increase serotonin in the brain, as well as norepinephrine. In addition to this, depression medication can be used to block and/or release particular chemicals that transmit messages through neurotransmitters in the brain and increase the amount of dopamine. Unfortunately, while addressing physiological and psychological components of clinical depression, these types of medications can also lead to less than favorable side effects.

Understanding the Adverse Reactions to Depression Medication

For the individual that suffers from clinical depression, there are many different types of anti-depression medication forms that can be prescribed. These forms include the following:

• SSRIs or "Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors"

• TCAs or "Tricyclic Anti Depressants"

• SNRIs or "Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors"

• MAOLs or "Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors"

While variety is typically not an issue when it comes to prescription medicine, adverse reactions due to side effects caused by these medications typically are. The FDA, or "Federal Drug Administration" carefully tests each prescription medication that becomes available in local pharmacies for safety, but they do so in percentages.

If the "benefits" of a particular medication are tested and believed to outweigh the "disadvantages" of taking the medication, such as potentially uncomfortable and/or dangerous side effects, the medication is released to the market. Unfortunately, not all individuals are created alike, which means we each have the potential to suffer from adverse reactions as a direct result from side effects for which the chemical composition of a particular drug induces. These side effects may include one or more of the following complications:

• Uncontrollable Muscle Tremors

• Varying Degrees of Fatigue

• Gastrointestinal Complications

• Sexual Performance Issues

• Angina and Similar Heart Conditions

• Weight Gain and/or Loss

• Nervousness

• Anxiety

• Sleep Disturbances

• Vision Changes

• Suicidal Thoughts and/or Attempts

Resolving Depression without Experiencing Side Effects

As you can see, these prescriptions can result in many unfavorable side effects. If one suffers from the physiological and psychological effects of depression, they may experience some challenges in overcoming the condition if chemical based treatments are implemented. The good news is that these patients can go about successfully resolving depression without experiencing side effects that can damper their day to day functioning and/or quality of life.

There are a large number of herbal remedies that can successfully tackle clinical based depression. The following list will outline some of the most popular of these remedies, as well as the symptoms that the treatments are known to eliminate:

1. St. John's Wort - Many may benefit from taking this remedy as it alleviates the symptoms of general sadness, mild to severe forms of nervousness, inadequate sleep, as well as excessive worry.

2. Kava - This herbal treatment has been found to be productive in assisting those that suffer from bouts of anxiety as well as varying degrees of insomnia that suffer from clinical depression.

3. Lemon Balm - This substance is often combined with a tea in order to soothe a highly active nervous system. Those that are depressed and take this natural remedy are likely to experience greater levels of relaxation and sound sleep than those who do not.

As you can see, there are many treatment options for the medical issue of clinical depression. Unfortunately, most medications designed for this illness that are chemical based can result in a wide array of uncomfortable symptoms and side effects. The popular choice among those who need treatment today is an anti-depression medication that is herbal based.

About the Author:

Diana is a Natural Health Consultant and is currently taking classes to earn a certificate in herbalism. Her website, Natural Health and Herbal Remedies , offers the knowledge, insights and experiences she has gained from her journey into the world of natural health and her quest to share it with others. Get your Free Ebook about natural remedies for anxiety and depression.

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