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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Bradenton, FL.

Mr. David (Dave) Alan Stacho LMHC, MS
Specializes in Counseling
4236 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
(941) 962-1216

Mr. David Stacho's area of specialization is counseling. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Mr. Stacho is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Methods Used: Couple/Marital, Methods Used: Educational or Psycho-Educational, Methods Used: Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
5190 26th Street W; Suite F
Bradenton, FL
(941) 753-1686

Dr. Robert Greene works as a psychologist in Bradenton, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Greene accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Addictions/Other (gambling, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
4802 51st Street W; Box 327
Bradenton, FL

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle is a family therapist and counselor. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Crystal-Belle's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Clinical Supervision, Coaching, Consultation, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy & ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
3653 Cortez Road West; Suite 110c
Bradenton, FL
(941) 758-2529

Ms. Valerie Fisher's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fisher include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fisher takes.

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All Interests: Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Anxiety / Panic, Depression, ... (Read more)


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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.