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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Temple, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
3000 S 31st Street; Suite 203
Temple, TX
(254) 760-3725

Mr. Phillip Ludiwg practices counseling in Temple, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Mr. Ludiwg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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All Interests: Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision, Clinical Mental ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
618 N Main Street
Temple, TX

Mr. Pedro Quirino's specialty is counseling. His clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Mr. Quirino is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Rehabilitation, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Clinical Mental ... (Read more)

Aval Na Ree (Aval-NaRee) Sian Green MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
(254) 724-2111; (254) 724-2150

Dr. Aval-Na'ree Green is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Green has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Green offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Adult Failure to Thrive, Alzheimer's Disease, Delirium, Dementia, Depression - Elderly, Elderly ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicole Swofford's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Swofford include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swofford is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Abdominal Disorders, Acne, Acute Back Pain, Adult Diabetes, Allergy/Allergies, Anxiety Disorders, ... (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.