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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
 

Dr. Scot Machlus' specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Machlus honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
5510 River Road; Suite 115
New Port Richey, FL
 

Ms. Sharon Rose practices counseling in New Port Richey, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She 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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Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez honors.

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Dr. Amarjeet Singh Dhillon, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4807 Us Highway 19; Suite 204
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amarjeet Dhillon works as a psychiatrist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dhillon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Assam Medical College & Hospital and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Panic Disorder

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

Ms. Jessica Deeb's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Deeb's clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Gay and Lesbian ... (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.