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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Vernon Hills, IL.

Dr. Marina Ksendzovsky, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 201
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Marina Shakhman's specialty is psychology. She speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakhman include emotional disturbance, depression, and behavioral disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakhman takes. Dr. Shakhman has an open panel.

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

Ms. Greta Nielsen practices counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and relational therapy. Ms. Nielsen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Dr. Lana Peters practices psychology. Dr. Peters's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Karen Welsh specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, trauma, and neglect. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Abuse, Depression, Trauma, Neglect

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

Dr. Gurinder Bolina is a physician who specializes in therapy and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Bolina takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression

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

Dr. Janeen Paul, who practices in Schaumburg, IL and Vernon Hills, IL, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Her clinical interests encompass yoga therapy, meditation, and postpartum depression. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Paul graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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Specializes in Social Work
505 East Hawley Street
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.