We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Open Access near Stockbridge, GA.

Specializes in Counseling
159 Burke Street; Suite 202
Stockbridge, GA
 

Ms. Omi Dobbins specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Dobbins include terminal illness, depression, and counselor education. Ms. Dobbins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
831 Fairways Court; Suite A
Stockbridge, GA
 

Ms. Johnetta Barnes is a counselor in Stockbridge, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and counselor education. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Couples Therapy, Terminal Illness, Counselor Education, Family Therapy Services

Dr. Abdulfatai Olaolu Odemuyiwa, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, General Internal Medicine
235 Medical Boulevard; Suite B
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Abdul Odemuyiwa's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Stockbridge, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odemuyiwa include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Odemuyiwa attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Yoruba.

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Dr. Loni Elise Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Emory at Stockbridge - Highway 138; 3579 Hwy 138 Se
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Loni Jenkins specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jenkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jenkins attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1004 Hospital Drive
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Nizar Tejani specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Dr. Tejani attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tejani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Executive Health, General Care

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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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