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Delores Evens White
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
4702 N Laurent Street; Suite D
Victoria, TX
 

Ms. Delores White is a counselor and psychotherapist in Victoria, TX and Luling, TX. These areas are among Ms. White's clinical interests: depression, emotionally focused couples therapy, and clinical supervision. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
6502 Nursery Drive; Suite 104
Victoria, TX
 

Ms. Barbara Bohman practices counseling. These areas are among Ms. Bohman's clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Terminal Illness, Aging, Mental Health Agency Services

Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1501 E Mockingbird Lane; Suite 262
Victoria, TX
 

Mr. Enrique Torres works as a family therapist and counselor in Victoria, TX. Areas of expertise for Mr. Torres include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Mr. Torres is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and 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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