We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Edinburg, TX.

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Dr. Joseph Harvey McCoy III, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5109 S Mccoll Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Joseph McCoy specializes in psychology and practices in Edinburg, TX. Dr. McCoy's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy honors. Dr. McCoy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
1901 S 24th Avenue
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Laura Soule works as a counselor in Edinburg, TX. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and aging. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Aging, Mental Health Agency Services

Specializes in Counseling
2529 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Kypuros' area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of clinical interest consist of terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

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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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