MDD stands for Major Depressive Disorder, which is a mental health condition characterized by persistent and severe feelings of sadness and loss of interest or pleasure in most activities. It is also commonly referred to as clinical depression.
To be diagnosed with MDD, a person must experience these symptoms for at least two weeks or longer and must exhibit a significant change in their previous functioning. Other common symptoms of MDD may include:
1. Fatigue or loss of energy
2. Changes in appetite or weight
3. Sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia)
4. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
5. Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
6. Thoughts of death or suicide
It is important to note that everyone experiences ups and downs in life, but MDD is different in that it significantly interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life and can lead to serious emotional, physical, and social problems.
Treatment for MDD typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and support from friends and family. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, it is crucial to seek help from VCare’s mental health professional. Depression is treatable, and early intervention can make a significant difference in the recovery process.
VCare offers Mental Health Services to residents in Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, Helmetta, East Brunswick, Monroe Township, South Brunswick Township, Dayton, and other areas of New Jersey.