Depression Counseling Boulder City NV

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Ms. Terri Merz
Terri Merz, M.F.T.
(702) 892-0511
2840 East Flamingo Road Suite B
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: M.F.T.
Licensed in Nevada
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Cynthia Schmidt
(702) 530-1141
8275 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Connecticut
Credentialed Since: 2009-11-16

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Mrs. Brelan S Armstrong
(702) 551-9203
220 E. Horizon Dr. Suite G
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Master''s Degree Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Annise Prewitt
(702) 570-3106
600 Whitney Ranch Drive
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Washington
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Stephanie Cartwright
(702) 551-2198
600 Whitney Ranch Drive
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Nicole Williams
(702) 530-8799
8540 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Bryn Mawr Col
Credentialed Since: 2009-07-28

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Mr. Gerald Earl
Veterans Affairs
(702) 636-6323
3131 East LaCanada
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Licensed in Nevada
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Tami Applegate-Espinoza
(702) 776-9281 x227
220 East Horizon Drive, Suite G
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Fullerton
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna PPO

Stress Management Center of Nevada
(702) 551-6283
Stress Management Center of Nevada601 Whitney Ranch
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

E. Michele Sprole
(702) 472-8516
Creative Mental Health, LLC Owner701 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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Depression: placebo vs prescription drugs

Depression: placebo vs prescription drugs

Posted by Mike Furci (01/19/2011 @ 9:41 am)

Those who study depression and the drugs that treat it are concluding that antidepressants are no different than a placebo or “sugar pill”.

Placebos are widely used when studying pharmaceuticals. E.g., in a controlled clinical trial, one group will be given the real medication while another group is given a placebo in order to observe if the effects of the drug are due to the medication or to the power of suggestion.

Research has found that patients do improve on SSRIs, tricyclics, and even MAO inhibitors. This conclusion is the basis for blindly prescribing antidepressants to anyone who complains of being depressed.
When researchers compare the improvement in patients taking medication, however, with the improvement in those taking a placebo, they find that the difference is minuscule.

The magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo increases with severity of depression symptoms and may be minimal or nonexistent, on average, in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. For patients with very severe depression, the benefit of medications over placebo is substantial.

JAMA 2010

These trials comprised 10030 depressed patients who participated in 52 antidepressant clinical trials evaluating 93 treatment arms of a new or established antidepressant. Fewer than half (48%, 45/93) of the antidepressant treatment arms showed superiority to placebo.

Int Jour of Neuropsychopharmacology

Despite the failure of prescription drugs when compared to a placebo for mild to moderate depression, the number of Americans taking antidepressants doubled in a decade, from 13.3 million in 1996 to 27 million in 2005. Is this increase due to an increase in the prevalence of severe depression? Of course not. Walk into a doctor’s office and complain about being depressed; most will prescribe an anti-depressant on the spot. Th...

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