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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Cigna Connect HMO near Pearland, TX.

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Specializes in Psychology
2225 County Road; 90 Ste 201-a
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Doreen Lerner works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Lerner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2225 County Road; 90 Ste 119
Pearland, TX
 

Ms. Peggy Martin specializes in counseling. In Ms. Martin's practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and career counseling. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Terminal Illness, Career Counseling

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Specializes in Counseling
306 W Edgewood Drive; Suite G
Friendswood, TX
 

Ms. Mary Woods' specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Woods include terminal illness, depression, and aging. She 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, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
2510 Westminster Road
Pearland, TX
 

Ms. Sol-Angel Garcia's specialty is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include the following: anger management, depression, and life coaching. Ms. Garcia honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Codependency, Divorce Issues, Couples ... (Read more)

Deborah J Harney, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2734 Sunrise Boulevard; Suite 408
Pearland, TX
 

Ms. Deborah Harney is a social worker. These areas are among Ms. Harney's clinical interests: infidelity issues, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Harney takes.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Sleep Disorders, Premarital Therapy, ... (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.