We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Lake Mary, FL.

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Jesse Sparks III, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
2298 West Airport Boulevard; Office 2
Sanford, FL
 

Mr. Jesse Sparks practices counseling and psychotherapy in Winter Park, FL and Sanford, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Specializes in Counseling
205 Waymont Court; Suite 111
Lake Mary, FL
 

Ms. Michelle Salomon's specialty is counseling. Ms. Salomon's areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
3272 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 1820
Lake Mary, FL
 

Mr. Richard Stout specializes in counseling and practices in Lake Mary, FL. Mr. Stout's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
1385 W State Road 434; Suite 103
Longwood, FL
 

Mr. Santiago Fallon specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Fallon include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
312 W 1st Street; Suite 107
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Lottie Suskiewich practices counseling in Sanford, FL. She is especially interested in terminal illness, depression, and grief. Ms. Suskiewich 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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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
705 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Sheree Cox's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among Ms. Cox's clinical interests: depression, anxiety, and trauma. She is in-network for 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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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

Dr. Ayesha Rafi Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1349 S International Parkway; Suite 1411
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar's medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of the Punjab. She completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ahmar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahmar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Balinder S Chahal, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1355 S. International Parkway; Suite 2491
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Balinder Chahal is a psychiatrist in Lake Mary, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Armed Forces Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Chahal has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chahal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , major depression

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Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth works as an internist in Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Srivastava is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from King George Medical University and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Srivastava is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Uppalapati's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. She graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uppalapati is in-network for 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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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.
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