We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1601 near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter specializes in psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Kanter's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hetu is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rona Ross is a psychologist in Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include depression, infertility, and education consultation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
3350 Pine Valley Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Belle Heneberger works as a counselor. These areas are among Ms. Heneberger's clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is an in-network provider 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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Specializes in Counseling
750 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Valerie Fisher specializes in counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fisher include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
3402 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Dora Limoncelli specializes in counseling and practices in Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Limoncelli include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Federica Priano practices neuropsychology in Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, immigration issues, and grief. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Priano is conversant in Italian. Dr. Priano is accepting 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.
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