We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Pinecrest, FL.

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

Ms. Michelle Salomon works as a counselor in Lake Mary, FL. Ms. Salomon's clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. 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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Jesse Sparks III, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
2298 West Airport Boulevard; Office 2
Sanford, FL
 

Mr. Jesse Sparks' areas of specialization are counseling and psychotherapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Sparks honors.

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

Mr. Richard Stout practices counseling in Lake Mary, FL. Mr. Stout's areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He accepts 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, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

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

Ms. Lottie Suskiewich is a counselor in Sanford, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and grief. 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: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

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Specializes in Counseling
705 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Sheree Cox's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Cox include 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, as well as 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 is a family medicine physician. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahmar attended the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ahmar is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Koruth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Koruth graduated from Calicut Medical College.

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Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Srivastava's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended King George Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Srivastava is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Gary Wayne Snell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
712 W. 25th Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gary Snell's medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Snell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh works as an internist in Lake Mary, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Persian.

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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.