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We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept First Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Counseling
2699 Stirling Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Tyrone Lewis specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Lewis include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and dissociative disorders. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Mr. Lewis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
2699 Stirling Road; Suite C306-e
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carole Cakov's areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology; she sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Miami Beach, FL. Her areas of expertise include depression, gay and lesbian issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Cakov honors Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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All Interests: Depression, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Issues, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's specialty is general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vazquez completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dario Pancorbo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo works as a general internist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Pancorbo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pancorbo's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Rafael Marichal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Marichal's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Marichal is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and parkinson's disease. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. For his residency, Dr. Marichal trained at Danbury Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Hepatitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Sirven, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Sirven is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sirven's clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Central America and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, ... (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.