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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Louisville, KY.

Ms. Krystal S Angevine LCSW, LCAC, BCB-N, MBA, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counseling
Biofeedback Counseling Center
Louisville, KY
(502) 641-5989

Ms. Krystal Angevine practices social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Angevine honors.

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Laura A Shaffer PhD
Specializes in Psychology
200 E. Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY
(502) 852-6941

Dr. Laura Shaffer's specialty is psychology. Dr. Shaffer's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, adoption issues, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
1941 E. Spring Street
New Albany, IN
(812) 206-3291

Ms. Carrie Hunter is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, gender identity, and women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
Louisville, KY
(502) 585-3430

Ms. Emily Boone specializes in social work and practices in Louisville, KY. Clinical interests for Ms. Boone include case management, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.