We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Weston, FL.

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Darby Sider M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider specializes in general internal medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Sider's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sider honors. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu is an internist and geriatrician in Weston, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gavrilescu is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gavrilescu's clinical interests: depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gavrilescu's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Resurrection Medical Center. He is conversant in Romanian.

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Dr. Marvin B. Lew PH.D.
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1290 Weston Road; Suite 203
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Lew's area of specialization is cognitive-behavioral therapy. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lew welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read 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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