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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Tyler, TX.

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Aimee Georgina Wilson
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
7524 S Broadway Avenue; Suite 117
Tyler, TX
 

Ms. Aimee Morris' specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Tyler, TX. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and christian counseling. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Morris's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
2323 W Front Street
Tyler, TX
 

Ms. Ava Weaver is a counselor in Tyler, TX. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and career counseling. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
2323 W Front Street
Tyler, TX
 

Ms. Jaclyn Abell specializes in counseling and practices in Tyler, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. Ms. Abell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Susan A Cason-Parks, MS, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
5620 Old Bullard Road; Suite 111
Tyler, TX
 

Ms. Susan Cason-Parks specializes in social work and practices in Tyler, TX. Ms. Cason-Parks's areas of expertise include the following: infertility, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. The average patient rating for Ms. Cason-Parks is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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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.