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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Richmond, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
400 Austin Street
Richmond, TX
 

Mr. Ernesto Lopez's area of specialization is counseling. Mr. Lopez is especially interested in terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
611 Morton Street
Richmond, TX
 

Mr. Joe Robinson's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Mr. Robinson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Rios' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. Before completing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rios attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rios is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
2116 Thompson Road; Suite 101
Richmond, TX
 

Mr. William Freeman specializes in social work. Areas of expertise for Mr. Freeman include depression, domestic abuse, and stress management. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, 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.