We found 6 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 practices counseling. Ms. Nielsen's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and relational therapy. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Individual Psychotherapy, Grief, Relational Therapy, Eating Disorders, Couples Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lana Peters' area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peters accepts.

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

Ms. Karen Welsh is a counselor in Libertyville, IL. Ms. Welsh has a special interest in depression, trauma, and neglect. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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 specialist in therapy and pediatric psychiatry. She works in Vernon Hills, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bolina accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression

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

Dr. Janeen Paul practices psychiatry in Schaumburg, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Her areas of expertise include yoga therapy, meditation, and postpartum depression. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paul is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Paul completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Social Work
505 East Hawley Street
Mundelein, IL
 

Mr. Michael Hugo practices social work in Mundelein, IL. Clinical interests for Mr. Hugo include pastoral therapy, depression, and parenting issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Holistic Approaches, Education, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (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.
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