We found 3 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Gold near Louisville, KY.

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Dr Bryan D Carter PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology
200 E Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY

Dr. Bryan Carter practices child psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavioral therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Biofeedback, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Krystal S Angevine LCSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
Biofeedback Counseling Center
Louisville, KY

Ms. Krystal Angevine specializes in social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Angevine include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Angevine honors.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Auto Injuries, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Sl ... (Read more)

Anna L Peterson
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
101 W Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY

Ms. Anna Peterson specializes in psychology. Patients gave Ms. Peterson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Diagnostic Evaluation, Neglect, Education, ... (Read more)

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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