We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Aetna Silver near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
719 Sawdust Road; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Sally James is a counselor. In her practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. James is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Specializes in Counseling
2202 Timberloch Place; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Sharon Zauderer practices counseling in The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Zauderer include 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
4840 W Panther Creek Drive; Suite 207
Spring, TX
 

Ms. Stephanie Jenkins works as a counselor. Ms. Jenkins has indicated that her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and career counseling. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Eating Disorders, Terminal Illness, Career Counseling

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
9006 Forest Crossing; Suite C
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lourdes Bosquez's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include tremors, depression, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Bosquez is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Coventry, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bosquez's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Dyslexia, Psychoanalytic Therapy, ... (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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