We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Sanford, FL.

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Cynthia D Benedict, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
Suite 216, Office 1; 1855 West Sr 434
Longwood, FL
 

Ms. Cynthia Benedict's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Benedict include infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Mr. Jesse Sparks specializes in counseling and psychotherapy and practices in Winter Park, FL and Sanford, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. 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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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 practices counseling. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Ms. Salomon 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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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Mr. Richard Stout practices counseling. His areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Ms. Lottie Suskiewich practices counseling in Sanford, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and grief. Ms. Suskiewich accepts 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, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
705 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Sheree Cox is a counselor. Ms. Cox's areas of expertise include the following: depression, anxiety, and trauma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Cox takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales practices family medicine in Debary, FL. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Vinay Srivastava is a general internist in Sanford, FL. Before completing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Srivastava attended medical school at King George Medical University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Srivastava takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Farideh Zadeh specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Zadeh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zadeh's training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Calicut Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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.
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