We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Amy Elizabeth ONeill, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1402 West Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Amy Adcock specializes in psychology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Obesity, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Aval Na Ree Sian Green, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Aval-Na'ree Green sees patients in Temple, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Green accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Hospice, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Nicole Susanne Swofford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1402 West Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Swofford practices family medicine in Terrell, TX, Dallas, TX, and Temple, TX. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. Dr. Swofford is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Knee Pain, Immunization, Incontinence, Shoulder ... (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.
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