Depression Counseling Bowie MD

Although numerous trials attest to St. John’s wort's efficacy for mild depression, sometimes even prescription antidepressants lose their effectiveness and require a higher dose. Read on for more information.

Ms. Octavia Carlos
Octavia Carlos, LCSW-C, LLC, Psychiatric Social Worker
(301) 322-3016
1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite 139A1
Largo, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Kimberly Yamas
Belle Point Wellness Center
(443) 690-7841
7935 Belle Point Drive
Greenbelt, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. E. Riley
Divorce Resource Center
(301) 441-1311
9106 48th Pl.
College Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, 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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Ms. Kristina Gilbertson
University Psychological Center
(301) 345-6644
6201 Greenbelt Road Suite U-18
College Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Evelyn Feleppa Adamo
(301) 776-8080
14440 Cherry Ln Ct, #203
Laurel, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fordham University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-24

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Jade W. Chen
(301) 441-1233
8955 Edmonston Road
Greenbelt, MD
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1983-02-10

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Ms. Roslyn Zinner
Family Mediation Services
(410) 672-2237
8288 Telegraph Road Suite A
Odenton, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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John J. Zager
(301) 537-7284
9029 49th Pl
College Park, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), 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: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1994-11-23

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Leila Ford
(202) 285-2784
14440 Cherry Ln Ct. Ste. 216
Laurel, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Howard University
Credentialed Since: 2008-07-24

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Charlie Will Johnson
(301) 379-0207
8401 Wexford Road
Upper Marlboro, MD
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Cultural Diversity Issues, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Howard University
Credentialed Since: 2003-02-07

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Depression

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by Dan Lukaczer, ND

Q I’ve taken St. John’s wort for the past few years, and it seemed to help. But recently I’ve experienced the same issues with depression I was having before. The St. John’s wort seems to have lost effectiveness. Any suggestions?

A There is a lot we don’t know about St. John’s wort (Hypericum perfolatum).
Although numerous trials attest to its efficacy for mild depression, I’m not aware of any studies that have followed patients long term—as in years. So we are left a bit on our own. I do have a few suggestions. To begin, sometimes even prescription antidepressants lose their effectiveness and require a higher dose. How much St. John’s wort have you been taking? I generally recommend 900 mg of a standardized extract.

Next, have you changed your medication routine? A number of other medications such as many oral contraceptives and some antibiotics, notably tetracycline, can both influence and be influenced by St. John’s wort. In addition, interactions undoubtedly exist between St. John’s wort and other medications that researchers don’t know about. Make a careful check of other prescription and nonprescription medications you’ve changed recently.

Last, have you changed the brand? Sticking to a brand you trust that uses a standardized extract is important. If you’re still using the same brand, check a new bottle against an old one and see if the formulation has changed (or, if you don’t have an old bottle, contact the company and ask if it changed anything).

With the warnings hitting the news about prescription antidepressants, you should take a careful look at these issues and see if you can uncover some clue as to what went wrong. St. John’s wort seemed to work well for you, and it’s possible it could do so again.

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