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We found 6 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's specialties are social work, psychology, and addiction therapy. She practices in Pembroke Pines, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Israel include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity 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. Israel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in counseling and addiction therapy. Ms. Marder's areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, anger management, and depression. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in social work, counseling, and addiction therapy and practices in Davie, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Arroyo include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sider's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sider 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)

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

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu works as an internist and geriatrician in Weston, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gavrilescu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gavrilescu speaks 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)

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

Dr. Marvin Lew's specialty is cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among Dr. Lew's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. 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 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.