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We found 33 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near National City, CA.

Dr. Patricia A Mangini, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4036 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Mangini practices psychology in San Diego, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Mangini welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Attachment ... (Read more)

Thomas Joseph Suhr, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
4420 Hotel Circle Court; Suite 235
San Diego, CA
 

Mr. Thomas Suhr practices counseling. These areas are among Mr. Suhr's clinical interests: depression, stress management, and anxiety. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Suhr honors.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Stress Management, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Patricia Akin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3636 4th Avenue; #302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nina Akin works as a psychologist in San Diego, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Akin's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3921 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Green specializes in psychology. Dr. Green's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Green is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Louis J Nidorf, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3180 University Avenue; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Nidorf's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nidorf include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Nidorf has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Neglect, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Kerreen Chau
Specializes in Counseling
4080 Centre Street; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Kerreen Chau specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Chau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Paul McColes Whitaker, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4420 Hotel Circle Court; Suite 235
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Whitaker works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitaker include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Whitaker average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Whitaker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Grief, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Codependency, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
815 3rd Avenue; Suite 107
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Penny Weiser's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiser include abuse, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Abuse, Depression, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Self-Esteem Issues

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Specializes in Psychology
3554 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Harpley is a psychologist in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Harpley include depression, life transitions, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Sylvia L Flanagan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
2333 First Avenue; Suite 204
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Sylvia Flanagan works as a family therapist in San Diego, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, gender identity, and life transitions. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Substance Abuse, Codependency, Life Transitions, Gender ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
211 W. Robinson Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sven Schild works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, depression, and gender identity. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schild honors. Dr. Schild (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and German.

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All Interests: Depression, Deafness, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Divorce Issues, Abuse, Life Transitions, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
180 Otay Lakes Road; Suite 107
Bonita, CA
 

Dr. Gary Pesavento specializes in psychology and practices in Chula Vista, CA and Bonita, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pesavento include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
815 3rd Avenue; Suite 317
Chula Vista, CA
 

Ms. Abigail Gonzalez works as a family therapist. These areas are among Ms. Gonzalez's clinical interests: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sexual abuse. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse

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Specializes in Counseling
1545 Hotel Circle S; Suite 250
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Alia Witt works as a counselor in San Diego, CA. Ms. Witt's areas of expertise include the following: depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen practices family medicine. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Dr. Nguyen is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Blanca Ines Fresno, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 207
National City, CA
 

Dr. Blanca Fresno is a general pediatrician. Before performing her residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Fresno attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fresno include warts, depression, and headache. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.