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We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana near Littleton, CO.

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Specializes in Psychology
1777 S Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Lynn Blyth specializes in psychology and practices in Denver, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blyth include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Dr. Blyth is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Traci Lee Johnson, MA
Specializes in Counseling
6655 W. Jewell Avenue; #113
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Traci Johnson practices counseling in Lakewood, CO. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Johnson is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. William Edwards, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3939 E Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
 

Dr. William Edwards specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dana Allen Max, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Dana Max specializes in psychology. These areas are among Dr. Max's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Max honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Margaret M Meyer, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
4770 East Iliff Avenue; Suite 218, Office 1
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Margaret Meyer is a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist in Denver, CO. Areas of expertise for Ms. Meyer include crisis intervention, depression, and nutrition counseling. Ms. Meyer accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Cynthia Harvey, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
5554 S Prince Street; Suite 100
Littleton, CO
 

Ms. Cindy Harvey specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Littleton, CO. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Ms. Harvey include domestic abuse, suicide, and grief. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Holistic Approaches, Neglect, Sandplay Therapy, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1777 South Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robin Post specializes in psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Post's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
1355 S Colorado Boulevard; Suite 322
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Judith Dewit is a social worker in Denver, CO. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Ms. Dewit is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Ms. Michelle Rudnicki's area of specialization is social work. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Ms. Rudnicki is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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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.