We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr Dennis Sapire PHD
Specializes in Health Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
40075 Bob Hope Drive; Suite F
Rancho Mirage, CA

Dr. Dennis Sapire's areas of specialization are health psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy; he sees patients in Rancho Mirage, CA. His clinical interests include depression, phobias, and men's health issues. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapire speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Sapire is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Employee Assistance Program, Feminist Thera ... (Read more)

Gina Susan Leiserowitz MED
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
69844 Ca-111; Suite H
Rancho Mirage, CA

Ms. Gina Leiserowitz practices family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Leiserowitz include imago relationship therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Grief, Life Coaching, Coaching, Rational Emotive Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr Richard Samuel Sinacola PHD
Specializes in Psychology
69848 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA

Dr. Richard Sinacola is a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Sinacola's clinical interests: depression, psychopharmacology, and phobias. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Cogn ... (Read more)

Dr William N Rose PHD
Specializes in Psychology
42900 Bob Hope Drive; Suite 105
Rancho Mirage, CA

Dr. William Rose's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and sexuality. Dr. Rose takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Se ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Therapy
73-255 El Paseo; Suite 7
Palm Desert, CA

Dr. Mechthild Dunofsky's specialty is family therapy. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Dunofsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Dunofsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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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