We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Grayslake, IL.

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

Dr. Lynda Behrendt's specialties are cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Behrendt speaks Dutch. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Todryk's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Todryk include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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

Mr. Jerry Blecha is a counselor. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and stress management. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Magellan Health Services, and more.

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

Mr. Richard Jezioro's specialty is social work. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Mr. Jezioro is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Mr. Michael Hugo practices social work. His areas of expertise include pastoral therapy, depression, and parenting issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and 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.