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We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1601 near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Geoffrey D P Kanter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1250 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter's areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Kanter 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kanter is conversant in Polish.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu works as a psychologist in Sarasota, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Hetu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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David Alan Stacho, MS
Specializes in Counseling
5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Mr. David Stacho works as a counselor in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Mr. Stacho's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
330 S Pineapple Avenue; #110
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Rona Ross works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include depression, infertility, and education consultation. Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for 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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Specializes in Counseling
3350 Pine Valley Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Belle Heneberger is a counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Heneberger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Counseling
750 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Valerie Fisher specializes in counseling and practices in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Fisher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
3402 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Dora Limoncelli specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. Ms. Limoncelli 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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Deborah S Kaufman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-a Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Kaufman specializes in social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and life transitions. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kaufman takes.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Federica Priano is a neuropsychologist. Her areas of expertise include depression, immigration issues, and grief. Dr. Priano takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. She welcomes new patients.

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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.