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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Mcallen, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph McCoy's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. Dr. McCoy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. McCoy (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
929 E. Esperanza Avenue; Suite 14
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Roxanne Trevino's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Trevino include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
2529 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Kypuros practices counseling in Edinburg, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kypuros include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She is in-network for 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, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

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Specializes in Counseling
813 N Ware Road; Suite A
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Jennifer Holm specializes in counseling. Ms. Holm's areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
3600 N 23rd Street; Suite 103
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Jose Igoa is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Igoa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. The average patient rating for Dr. Igoa is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Igoa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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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.