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 area of specialization is counseling. He is especially interested in terminal illness, depression, and crisis counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Aultman honors.

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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 is a geriatric psychiatry specialist. His areas of expertise include depression, pain management, and anxiety. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Qayyum completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Qayyum's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Pain Management, Anxiety

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

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed practices pediatric psychiatry. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a family medicine physician and emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. G. Walmsley practices family medicine in Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and anemia. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walmsley honors. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Walmsley is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Chittimireddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Chittimireddy attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school. Dr. Chittimireddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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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