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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near The Woodlands, TX.

Linda R Brown, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
326 1/2 Noble Street; #b
Spring, TX
 

Ms. Linda Brown specializes in family therapy, social work, and counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Brown include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Brown accepts 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: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, ... (Read more)

Tia Silliman
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
9595 Six Pines Dr.ste. 8210
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Tia Parsley's specialties are family therapy, counseling, and addiction therapy. She practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Conroe, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Parsley include crisis intervention, depression, and infidelity issues. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Premarital ... (Read more)

Danielle Christine Ellis, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
431 Nursery Road; Ste. A-500, Office 1
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Danielle Ellis practices counseling and psychotherapy in Bellaire, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Ms. Ellis's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. Patient ratings for Ms. Ellis average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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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Dr. Lourdes Ramirez Bosquez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
9006 Forest Crossing Drive; Suite C
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lourdes Bosquez is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: tremors, depression, and tourette syndrome. Dr. Bosquez's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bosquez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Dyslexia, Psychoanalytic 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.