We found 24 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Melissa Standish is a family therapist, social worker, and counselor. Areas of expertise for Ms. Standish include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She accepts 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, Diagnostic Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, ... (Read more)

Glen Richard Hilton, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
4001 N Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Mr. Glen Hilton's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Mr. Hilton include depression, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Depression, Mindfulness, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
1319 Live Oak Street
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Renelda Roberson practices counseling and psychotherapy. Her clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Ms. Roberson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Counselor Education, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
614 E 5th Street
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Ellen Newcaster works as a counselor in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Newcaster takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Terminal Illness

Dr. Nizar Ali Dholakia, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nizar Dholakia is an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Dholakia include prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dholakia welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Prosthetics, Cyst Aspiration, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bernard Pesikoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Pesikoff is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Pesikoff studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, depression, and adolescent issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pesikoff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem is a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Saleem is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Paul Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Robben include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Robben has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Edward Brown, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Brown specializes in family medicine and practices in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care

Dr. Alan Craig Swann, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Clinical Pharmacology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Swann's specialties are addiction psychiatry and clinical pharmacology. He practices in Houston, TX. In his practice, Dr. Swann focuses on depression and bipolar disorder. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Swann is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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All Interests: Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Emilio Rene Cardona, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Emilio Cardona's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cardona takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Chronic Pain, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheena Gibbons Stubbers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheena Stubbers' area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Stubbers's clinical interests: prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stubbers is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakshanda Aslam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rakshanda Aslam is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Aslam is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aslam attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. For her professional training, Dr. Aslam completed a residency program at Gundersen Lutheran. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aslam's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Pancreas Problems, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jay Mueller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Mueller specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include thyroid problems, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mueller at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Mueller is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Physical Exams, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Varughese, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamie Varughese is an adolescent medicine specialist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Varughese graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Anxiety

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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.