We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Weston, FL.

Frona P Israel, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Therapy
1290 Weston Road; Suite 203
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Ms. Frona Israel practices social work, psychology, and addiction therapy in Pembroke Pines, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Ms. Israel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Israel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
12505 Orange Drive; Suite 907
Davie, FL
 

Ms. Monica Arroyo's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Arroyo include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Arroyo is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Immigration ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sider's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sider 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu is an internist and geriatrician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gavrilescu include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Gavrilescu is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gavrilescu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. He speaks Romanian.

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All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin B Lew, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1290 Weston Road; Suite 203
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Lew practices cognitive-behavioral therapy in Weston, FL. Dr. Lew's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical Behavior ... (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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