Major depressive disorder, also known as MDD, is a lifelong condition that can affect your relationships, work, and leisure-time activities. That's why it's important for you and your loved ones to understand that MDD is an illness and learn what treatment options you have. The more you learn about major depressive disorder, the better able you will be to make informed treatment decisions with your doctor.
A depressive episode can last a short or a long time—sometimes it can last for years. During an episode, you may feel like pulling away from your family and friends. Everyday tasks may seem too big to handle. You may lose interest in the activities that you once enjoyed. You may want to isolate yourself from others who may want to offer their support.
Remember, you're not alone. There are millions of other people whose lives have been affected by depression. Reach out to family, friends, and coworkers. Look into the many support organizations at your disposal. These groups are specially designed to assist people living with mental illness and learning how to overcome depression. You can also find a variety of tools and resources in the helpful tools section that are designed to help you manage your depression, along with your health care professional.
Your doctor is there to assist you, but he or she can't do it alone. Your doctor needs your help. Here are guidelines to keep in mind to help make the most of your treatment.
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