Depression Counseling Draper UT

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Steven John Chen
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street
Draper, UT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Career Assessment and Counseling, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 2001-12-21

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. James Lewis
Guiding Path
(801) 673-1447
9035 S 700 E; suite 200
Sandy, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LSCW,CSAT, CLC
Licensed in Utah
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mark Zelig
(801) 273-3365
6925 Union Park Center, Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Sports Psychology, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Child Custody Evaluation, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Credentialed Since: 1986-04-23

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Nicole Turville
Family Counseling Center
(801) 261-3500
5250 So. Commerce Drive (320 W. ) Suite 250
Murray, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Steven Chen
Management Systems
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street, Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Utah
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Ob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Janet Chen
(801) 597-3918
12465 S. Fort Street Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided By:
Robert F. Pramann
(801) 561-9987 ext. 26
Shepherd Staff Christian Couns Ctr. dba Christian Counseling Centers of Uta
Sandy, UT
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Group Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: West Cons Bapt Sem
Credentialed Since: 1988-05-04

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jeff Carr
Transcendence Counseling
(801) 419-9832
8496 South Harrison Street Suite 118
Sandy, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Denise M. Boelens
(801) 596-0147
5801 S. Fashion Blvd
Murray, UT
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wash
Credentialed Since: 1982-11-04

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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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