Depression Counseling Hilo HI

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Robert M. Lambe
(808) 969-3370
27 Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1995-08-07

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Penelope Rodriguez
(808) 969-3802
32 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. J Irene Bender
(808) 936-4374
234 Waianuenue Ave.
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Bonnie Coutsourakis
Anuenue Therapy Services
(808) 295-8568
927075 Elele St.
Kapolei, HI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Hawaii
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Warren R. Loos
(808) 734-2897
1188 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1990-03-07

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Ms. Elizabeth Bush
(808) 885-5988
Hawaii Addictions Recovery and Psychiatric Service
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Substance Abuse, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Sara Witt
(808) 935-0602
Witt Counseling Service101 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: National University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background, Pacific Islander
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care

Robert M. Lambe
(808) 969-3370
27 Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1995-08-07

Data Provided By:
Jane S. R. Fisher
(808) 524-3398
1188 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, 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.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1993-05-07

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Dr. Leon Pereira
Leon C Pereira PhD
(808) 255-3618
45-955 Kamehameha Hwy Suite 401
Kaneohe, HI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Hawaii
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), 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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