We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Arlington, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
1525 S Cooper Street
Arlington, TX
 

Ms. Rebecca Clark works as a counselor in Arlington, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
983 N Cooper Street
Arlington, TX
 

Mr. Lennard Lathan specializes in counseling and practices in Arlington, TX. His areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Mr. Lathan is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1414 W Randol Mill Road; Suite 200
Arlington, TX
 

Ms. Rita Peterson's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Arlington, TX. Ms. Peterson's areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna FocusIn, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services

Dr. Robert Kent Smitherman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811 W. Interstate 20; Suite 120
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smitherman's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smitherman include thyroid problems, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Smitherman's professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas, and USMD Hospital at Arlington. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smitherman welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smitherman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care.

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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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