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We found 7 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 is a social worker, psychologist, and addiction therapist in Pembroke Pines, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ms. Israel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. These areas are among Ms. Israel's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Israel's office for an appointment.

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

Chelsea Marder
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
14201 West Sunrise Boulevard
Sunrise, FL
 

Ms. Chelsea Marder works as a counselor and addiction therapist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Marder include substance abuse, anger management, and depression. Ms. Marder takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Divorce Issues, ... (Read more)

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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; she sees patients in Davie, FL. Her areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. Ms. Arroyo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sider graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sider 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)

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Weston, FL. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Romanian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1825 North Corporate Lakes Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Family
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Russell's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Russell studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Sharp HealthCare and Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Russell is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Sports Physicals, Diabetes, Obesity, Sports Injuries, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lew include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lew accepts. Dr. Lew is accepting new patients.

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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.