We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Jeanne Hatcher Curtis, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5850 Town and Country Boulevard; Suite 1001
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jeanne Curtis' area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Curtis's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Jill Duncan
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
10588 Legacy Drive; Suite #207
Frisco, TX
 

Ms. Jill Duncan is a family therapist and counselor in Frisco, TX. Ms. Duncan's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and phobias. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Urszula Barbara Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Urszula Kelley specializes in pediatric psychiatry. After completing medical school at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and Jagiellonian University Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among Dr. Kelley's clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelley include: Texas Super Doctors; Chief Resident Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; and Chief Resident Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Brianna Dore Sacco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Briana Sacco's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Sacco include bulimia, depression, and feeding disorders. Dr. Sacco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sacco attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Bulimia, Depression, Eating Disorders, Feeding Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia

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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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