Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Everyone can experience signs of being depressed after big events or grief. However, there’s a difference between feeling sad and dealing with depression. Depression is a mood disorder and can impact your daily life with persistent feelings of sadness. You might find that you have a loss of interest in many of your favorite activities. This is also known as major depressive disorder (MDD) and it’s important that you seek out help when needed. It can be difficult to deal with, but there are ways to improve your life and manage your MDD.

Dealing With Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder can impact every part of your daily life. You might find that you have perpetual feelings of sadness that lead to a variety of emotional and physical issues. You might not even be able to function each day as you should. MDD can also impact your life by bringing on suicidal thoughts that can be difficult to battle.

There isn’t an easy way to deal with MDD and it might require long-term treatment. It’s important that you continue working with your doctors to manage your MDD and start feeling your best again. Common symptoms associated with MDD include:

  • Feelings of sadness
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Reduced appetite or binging
  • Anxiety
  • Constant tiredness and lack of energy
  • Insomnia
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Back pain and headaches

There are many ways that your doctor may help you manage your depression. You might need medication to balance your hormones and therapy. In some cases, your doctor may even recommend treatments like IV Ketamine therapy.

Contact Your Doctor Today

It’s time to learn more about major depressive disorder and how it can impact your life. Contact Dr. Ashraf Hanna at in Clearwater, FL, at (727) 538-2646 to learn more about major depressive disorder and if it might be affecting your life.

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