Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most commonly seen disorders in psychiatric practice. Clients describe feeling sad or irritable for unexplainable reasons, often for long periods of time.
This sadness may be accompanied by a loss of energy, loss of appetite, and insomnia. Clients have often reported to me that they have no desire to participate in any of the activities that they previously found pleasurable, and they may isolate themselves socially.
You may feel like you are “in a fog” and cannot concentrate on day-to-day tasks. At its worst, depression can lead someone to feelings of guilt, hopelessness, and even thoughts of suicide.
Thankfully, depression is very amenable to treatment with both medications and cognitive behavioral therapy. Also the recent TMS procedure is very effective in treatment of depression.