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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5B JUST FO.R THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better! Most insurances accepted • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) How are you doing? • Gain a new perspective • Make significant changes • Feel better about your life • FRll Introductory interviews .... (530) 588-3799 s .... Bryne,, M.S. 262 Main St., Ste. 5, Chester • Mountain Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, PT MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today/ Mon-Tue-Thur 8arn-5pm 283-2291 20 Crescent St., Quincy Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993-1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE O Feather River Fitness  99 Better than ever • Fitness Classes Forming Now! • Sauna • Free Weights • Jacuzzi • Challenge Courts Tuesday & Thursday • 2 Racquetball Courts 336 Crescent St., Quincy 283-9401 Mon-Fri 5am-8pm Weekends 8am-2pm  Gregory Sawyer, DDS. Family Denttstr.y, Orthodont.lcs & Certified invesal:gn Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MON - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available Depression: not a character flaw but a real illness A broken leg means a trip to the emergency room. Chronic back pain leads to a battery of tests and time off work. Even a virus will get you some words of sympathy. But if you say you have depression, there's a good chance you'll get a quizzical look and dumb si- lence. Depression is a serious illness affecting one in 10 Americans. And while the medical establishment has long known how serious depression can be, it still re- mains something of a mystery to many people. Often, the advice to someone who admits to a friend that they have depression is "it'll pass" or "shake it off." Because there are no bandages or crutches in- volved, there's a tendency for friends, colleagues and even family to mistake clinical depression as simply a case of the "blues." While studies vary somewhat on the exact percentages, it is generally believed that about 50 percent of Americans see depression as a per- sonal weakness and a similar percentage of people suf- fering from depression don't seek treatment. "Being a mental health care professional; these sta- tistics ate absolutely alarming," says Dr. Douglas G. Jacobs, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the founder of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. "We have to bridge this under- standing gap and the only way is through education - in schools, in the mainstream media, through the work of nonprofits, in fact by any means necessary." One can observe the "understanding gap" in every- day life. The word "depression" is often used to de- scribe simply "feeling down" - thebad days or weeks that soon pass. But when those feelings last two weeks or more, they could be signs of actual depression (for- mally called major depressive disorder or clinical de- pression). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the fol- lowing: * Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions * Fatigue and decreased energy * Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness * Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism * Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness or excessive sleeping * Irritability, restlessness * Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex * Overeating or appetite loss Persistent digestive treatment aches or pains, headaches, cramps or problems that do not ease even with * Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings * Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts Looking at the list, it's not hard to see how some- one suffering with depression courd conceivably "ex- plain away" their depression. But this situation is gradually changing. One important stride that's been made is in the area of screenings for depression. Put simply, a screening is a questionnaire that gives the participant a clearer idea of whether or not they may have symptoms of de- pression and should seek clinical help. They are not meant to be diagnostic, but at the same time they are an anonymous, "low exposure" first step. And they are, intrinsically, educational. /':' Family Dentistry i i: : Periodontics /, ,:, . Oral Implantology ' Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 I Druce H. Lee, , Family Dentistry I All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. New patients welcomed STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most 'major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumas County for 21 + years PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY 1 Kory Felker, M•P,T. "We Get Results"  • Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) i Eas" "t(." r n, I'l.mas ltealtll Ca. (, "leoph • Ihqpi.g I'eolde." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC • Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Furl Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures • 24-Hour Emergency Room • ACLS Ambulance (carl 911) .......... :!iiii!iiiiii: Έ / iii  :[ f [neca Hospital and Long Term Care 258-2151 258-2158 130 Brentwood Dr. i Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road • 258-4256 Chester i Gentle, effective family dentistry Emily S. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy