We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Vernon Hills, IL.

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Specializes in Counseling
1401 Mchenry Road; Suite #122
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Ms. Greta Nielsen's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and relational therapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Nielsen accepts. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Psychology
870 West End Crt; Suite 100
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Lana Peters works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
1590 S Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 213
Libertyville, IL
 

Ms. Karen Welsh's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Welsh include depression, trauma, and neglect. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Abuse, Depression, Trauma, Neglect

Specializes in Therapy
175 E Hawthorne Parkway; Suite 235
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Gurinder Bolina is a medical specialist in therapy and pediatric psychiatry. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bolina is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
3 Hawthorn Parkway; Suite #150
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Janeen Paul specializes in psychiatry. Her areas of clinical interest consist of yoga therapy, meditation, and postpartum depression. Dr. Paul is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Women's Health Issues, Postpartum Depression

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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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