We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Leonard Joseph Ferrante, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
7900 Glades Road; Suite 230
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Ferrante's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferrante include depression, adoption issues, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Ferrante takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ilona Elisabeth Libansky, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
10 Fairway Drive; Suite 126
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ilona Libansky specializes in family therapy and practices in Tamarac, FL and Deerfield Beach, FL. Her clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and adoption issues. Dr. Libansky honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Libansky (or staff) is conversant in German and Czech.

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Dr. Laurence Miller, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
399 Camino Gardens Boulevard; Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Laurence Miller's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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Dr. Grant Aram Killian, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
950 Peninsula Corporate Circle; Suite 1004
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Grant Killian works as a group therapist, family therapist, and cognitive therapist in Lighthouse Point, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Killian's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dianne Byrnes Bronzini
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
123 Nw 13 Street; #214-08
Boca Raton, FL
 

Ms. Dianne Bronzini's areas of specialization are family therapy, social work, and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and couples therapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Ms. Bronzini honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Ms. Bronzini speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychology
2499 Glades Road, Suite 114 2499 Glades Road; Suite 114
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. William Beecham specializes in psychology and practices in Boca Raton, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Beecham a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
7301 W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 204a
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Benejam's specialty is psychology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benejam's areas of expertise consist of depression, anxiety, and trauma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, major 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.
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