We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near San Antonio, TX.

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Khadijat Quadri, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
4100 E Piedras Drive; 262
San Antonio, TX
 

Ms. Khadijat Quadri practices counseling and addiction therapy in San Antonio, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and adoption issues. Ms. Quadri accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Employee Assistance Program, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
4415 W Piedras Drive; Suite 208
San Antonio, TX
 

Ms. Andrea Alvarez's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
3066 E Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Mr. Michael Busch works as a counselor. He has indicated that his clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

Specializes in Counseling
1921 Burnet
San Antonio, TX
 

Ms. Zylphia Beverly practices counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
6243 W Ih 10; Suite 1050
San Antonio, TX
 

Ms. Joslyn Drzymalla specializes in counseling and practices in San Antonio, TX. Ms. Drzymalla's areas of clinical interest consist of substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Drzymalla takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
2040 Babcock Road; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Mr. Adam Sauceda practices counseling in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Sauceda is especially interested in substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Sauceda accepts.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Rehabilitation

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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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