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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Eau Claire, WI.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
110 E. Grand Avenue; #a
Eau Claire, WI

Dr. Rae Schilling's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology; she sees patients in Eau Claire, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schilling speaks Dutch.

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All Interests: Depression, Education, Neurofeedback, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1000 Starr Avenue
Eau Claire, WI

Dr. Daniel Hanson specializes in psychiatry. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

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Specializes in Social Work
1221 Whipple Street
Eau Claire, WI

Ms. Annette Copa's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise consist of postpartum depression and anxiety disorders. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Postpartum Depression, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Social Work
1400 Bellinger Street
Eau Claire, WI

Ms. Angela Theisen specializes in social work and practices in Eau Claire, WI. Ms. Theisen has a special interest in depression, personality disorders, and anxiety disorders. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

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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.