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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near New Port Richey, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
3610 Galileo Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
(727) 862-7171; (727) 992-2098

Dr. Scot Machlus specializes in psychology and practices in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. 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. Dr. Machlus is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
5510 River Road; Suite 115
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 267-0950

Ms. Sharon Rose practices counseling in New Port Richey, FL. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Rose takes.

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All Interests: Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual ... (Read more)

Norma Bernardina Sanchez Humala MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 845-7005

Dr. Norma Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Sanchez completed her residency training at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), High Cholesterol, Anxiety ... (Read more)

Mr. Amarjeet Singh Dhillon MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4807 US Highway 19; Suite 204
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 847-7464

Dr. Amarjeet Dhillon is a psychiatry specialist. He studied medicine at Assam Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Dhillon's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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All Interests: depression, panic attacks, mental disorders

Jessica Anne Deeb LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
9400 River Crossing Boulevard; Ste. 101- Holistic Health Services
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 808-4818

Ms. Jessica Deeb's specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. Ms. Deeb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Grief/Loss, Eating Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy/Counseling, Coaching, Treatment ... (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.