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We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Gold 2250/South Florida HUMx near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Barbara J Agran
Specializes in Counseling
2699 Stirling Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Ms. Barbara Agran's specialty is counseling. These areas are among Ms. Agran's clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, anger management, and depression. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, Divorce Issues, Imago Relationship Therapy, ... (Read more)

Kurt W Robbins
Specializes in Family Therapy
1400 East Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 202
Oakland Park, FL
 

Mr. Kurt Robbins works as a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Robbins include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Child Abuse, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Employee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2699 Stirling Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Tyrone Lewis is a counselor in Boca Raton, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diagnostic evaluation, and dissociative disorders. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Mr. Lewis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Carmine Joseph Pecoraro Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
915 Middle River Drive; Suite #317
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carmine Pecoraro is a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and counselor. Clinical interests for Dr. Pecoraro include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pecoraro takes. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Parvonae Marie Shaw, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
840 Azalea Court
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Parvonae Shaw works as a psychologist in Plantation, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include depression, infertility, and phobias. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaw takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Lawrence E Artus, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
1323 Se 4th Avenue; Suite B
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Lawrence Artus is a counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hollywood, FL. His areas of expertise include depression, life coaching, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Life Coaching, Divorce Issues, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, LGBT Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
1330 Se 4th Avenue; Suite B
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Stewart practices counseling in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Stewart is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in terminal illness, depression, and grief. She takes 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: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

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Specializes in Social Work
1975 E Sunrise Boulevard; Suite 513
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Ms. Sharon Roseman specializes in social work and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Roseman include depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Trauma

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Specializes in Social Work
1881 Ne 26th Street; Suite 70
Wilton Manors, FL
 

Dr. Katharine Campbell is a social worker in Wilton Manors, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Campbell include crisis intervention, depression, and sexuality. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education, Individual Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Coaching, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
Wilton Manors, FL
 

Ms. Anne Selby specializes in social work and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Wilton Manors, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Selby include domestic abuse, immigration issues, and anger management. Ms. Selby takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and WellPoint, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work
4821 Ne 5th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Ms. Wendi Cassand is a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, ... (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.