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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Lynda Marie Behrendt, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology
419 Center Street; Suite C
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lynda Behrendt's areas of specialization are cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology; she sees patients in Grayslake, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Behrendt include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Behrendt speaks Dutch.

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Specializes in Psychology
100 N Atkinson Road; Suite 110c
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Todryk is a psychologist in Grayslake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Todryk include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Todryk takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Jerry A Blecha
Specializes in Counseling
404 Seafarer Drive
Third Lake, IL
 

Mr. Jerry Blecha is a counselor. Mr. Blecha's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and stress management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services.

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Dr. Alison Sennello Holloway, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1275 E Belvidere Road; Suite 250
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Alison Holloway is a Grayslake, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Holloway include diabetes, depression, and stress management. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holloway is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Social Work
34930 N Us Highway 45
Lake Villa, IL
 

Mr. Richard Jezioro is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Mr. Jezioro include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Patient ratings for Mr. Jezioro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Mr. Jezioro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
505 E Hawley Street; Suite 140
Mundelein, IL
 

Mr. Michael Hugo is a social worker. These areas are among Mr. Hugo's clinical interests: pastoral therapy, depression, and parenting issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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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.