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. His areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and crisis counseling. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in geriatric psychiatry. His areas of expertise consist of depression, pain management, and anxiety. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum accepts. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Qayyum completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Qayyum is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Walmsley include diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walmsley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chittimireddy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittimireddy include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Chittimireddy graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Dr. Chittimireddy trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for her residency.

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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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