We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Open Access near Baytown, TX.

Specializes in Counseling
6236 N Highway 146; Suite 9
Baytown, TX
 

Mr. Terry Aultman's specialty is counseling. He has indicated that his clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and crisis counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Crisis Counseling, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohsin Qayyum's specialty is geriatric psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qayyum include depression, pain management, and anxiety. Dr. Qayyum's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Qayyum obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Pain Management, Anxiety

Dr. Mohamed Safwat Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4201 Garth Road, Suite 212; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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Dr. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley's specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and anemia. Dr. Walmsley is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Walmsley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chittimireddy's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chittimireddy has an open panel.

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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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