We found 9 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 is a psychologist and neuropsychologist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanter accepts. Dr. Kanter is conversant in Polish. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hetu include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Mr. David Stacho's specialty is counseling. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Mr. Stacho honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Rona Ross' specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and education consultation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ross's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
3350 Pine Valley Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Belle Heneberger works as a counselor. Areas of expertise for Ms. Heneberger include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. 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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Specializes in Counseling
750 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Valerie Fisher specializes in counseling and practices in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fisher include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
3402 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Dora Limoncelli specializes in counseling. These areas are among Ms. Limoncelli's clinical interests: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Limoncelli accepts.

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Deborah S Kaufman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-a Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Kaufman is a social worker. Her areas of expertise include the following: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and life transitions. She 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 Neuropsychology
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Federica Priano's area of specialization is neuropsychology. These areas are among Dr. Priano's clinical interests: depression, immigration issues, and grief. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Priano takes. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. She is open to 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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