Depression Counseling Derry NH

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Mr. Richard Cornell
Bedford Counseling Associates
(603) 623-1916
1228 Elm Street Suite 201
Manchester, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Ms. Penni Kaufman
Penni M. Kaufman, MSW
(603) 882-2115
120 Main St. Suite 105
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disor
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Michael Oster
Advanced Counseling Therapies
(978) 682-2500
184 Pleasant Valley Street Suite 204A
Methuen, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Sexuality Issues, Men's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Gifted, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Carl Hindy
Carl G. Hindy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
(603) 880-8773
120 Main Street
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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James R. Graves
(978) 496-2050
70 Heather Court
Nashua, NH
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Sports Psychology, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-07

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Ms. Marti Gould
(603) 546-5236
393 Daniel Webster Drive
Merrimack, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jessica Schwartz
Jessica Schwartz - Counseling Nashua NH
(978) 697-0276
120 Main Street Suite 103
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Orien
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Mel Kimmel
(603) 889-0400
7-B Taggart Drive
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Frances Mayer
Frances S. Mayer, LICSW
(603) 882-4410
39 Simon Street Unit 13
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Maureen Guilfoyle
Maureen V. Guilfoyle LICSW
(603) 554-6198
5 Northern Blvd. Unit 1604
Amherst, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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