Depression Counseling Kailua Kona HI

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Rosana Knudson
(808) 640-7377
Rosana Knudson74-381 Kealakehe Parkway
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University Hawaii
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMAA

Summer L Eggleston
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani Street
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Professional School of Psychological Studies
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Ceridian

Kathy Sweetser
(808) 987-8285
Credit Union Plaza, Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Ceridian

Kelly Christine Doty
(808) 280-4192
181 Lahainaluna Rd.
Lahaina, HI
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, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Loyola College in Maryland
Credentialed Since: 2010-07-16

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Amanda S. Armstrong
(808) 951-5540
1600 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 1650
Honolulu, HI
Services
Biofeedback, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
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 Hawaii - Manoa
Credentialed Since: 1992-11-06

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Mrs. Kelly Lynn Donovan Senft
(808) 938-4162
Kona75-5591 Palani suite 3006 and 206
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Depression
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care

Catherine Smith
(808) 896-4002
Malama i Ka ''Ola76-5914 B Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Tulane University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMSA

Michael Bridge
(808) 526-2605
Ste 2605
Honolulu, HI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1997-07-22

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Herbert M. Gupton
(808) 484-1190 or (808) 630-7011
98-084 Kamehameha Hwy
Aiea, HI
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), 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), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1988-09-01

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Ewa S. Maddox
(808) 259-5256
P.O. Box 110
Waimanalo, HI
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French,German,Polish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: The New School
Credentialed Since: 1996-09-16

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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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