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We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1424 near Sanford, FL.

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

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

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Mr. Jesse Sparks' specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. He practices in Winter Park, FL and Sanford, FL. Mr. Sparks's areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. 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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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He honors 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 works as a counselor in Sanford, FL. In Ms. Suskiewich's practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and grief. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Suskiewich honors.

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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. Areas of expertise for Ms. Cox include depression, anxiety, and trauma. Ms. Cox 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, Anxiety, Trauma

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

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a general internist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth 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. Dr. Koruth attended medical school at 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, Dr. Srivastava completed his residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pontenciano Divino Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Gonzales honors.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farideh Zadeh sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Zadeh an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Snell is a Sanford, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Snell attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Snell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Snell is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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.