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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Plano, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
1106 14th Street; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Roger Desalme's specialty is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging. Mr. Desalme is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
2007 N Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX
 

Mr. Larry Lohman's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lohman include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and anxiety. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Robert John Good, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1106 14th Street; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Robert Good specializes in family therapy and counseling. His areas of expertise include depression, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
1755 N Collins Boulevard; Suite 525
Richardson, TX
 

Ms. Jessica Callicutt is a counselor. Ms. Callicutt's areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. 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, Eating Disorders, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

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Specializes in Counseling
811 S Central Expressway; Suite 525
Richardson, TX
 

Mr. Nathaniel Smith works as a counselor. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Mr. Smith's clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and counselor education. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
1755 N Collins Boulevard; Suite 525
Richardson, TX
 

Ms. Samantha Major's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Major include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Major is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.