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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near El Paso, TX.

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Martha Ofelia Franco, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
4141 Pinnacle Street; Suite 209
El Paso, TX
 

Ms. Martha Franco specializes in counseling and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Franco include substance abuse, anger management, and depression. Ms. Franco accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Monica McGowan
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1520 North Campbell Street
El Paso, TX
 

Ms. Monica McGowan's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in El Paso, TX. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, employee assistance programs, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. McGowan takes.

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Specializes in Counseling
4171 N Mesa Street; Suite A106
El Paso, TX
 

Ms. Karen Sanders specializes in counseling and practices in El Paso, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Sanders accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
1520 N Campbell Street
El Paso, TX
 

Mr. Daniel Tovar specializes in counseling. Mr. Tovar's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
1600 Montana Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Ms. Terri Brabo's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Brabo include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
468 San Blas
El Paso, TX
 

Ms. Cecilia Burgos' area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Burgos's clinical interests include depression and anxiety. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.