Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder - depression that leaves a person unable to perform day to day tasks - is a problem that affects many people. Unfortunately, many people may not know the symptoms of this mental disorder and as a result, they don't reach out to get help. Some signs of major depressive disorder are depression for long periods of time - more than two weeks - as well as an intensity of the depression that makes it impossible for people to function productively in society. There are other serious dangers to major depressive disorder as well. It is important to understand the risks of major depressive disorder and know how to get help. First, here is some more information on this mood disorder.

Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder

These are some of the more common signs that appear in people who have major depressive disorder.


  • Sadness for long periods - more than two weeks - is a common sign of major depressive disorder.
  • Inability to function productively - at work, school or even with day to day tasks like eating and cleaning - is another symptom of major depressive order.
  • Lethargy and apathy frequently are problems for people with major depressive disorder.

There may be other symptoms brought on by other mental illnesses, but those are the major ones to be concerned about when it comes to major depressive disorder.

Dangers of Major Depressive Disorder

Besides the inability to function normally in life, there are other risks associated with major depressive order if it is not treated. Suicide is something that some people who suffer from this mental illness end up thinking about. Before thoughts of suicide occur - or after they start - it is important to get treatment. If nothing is done about major depressive disorder, it can quickly spiral out of control. It does not have to be like this.

Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder

On GoMentor.com you can find trained therapists that are highly skilled at providing online therapy - and book online sessions with them. You can also join our self-help forum, where you can talk others who have faced similar problems. Online therapy is relatively new, but the therapy and counseling that are provided can help you deal with major depressive disorder.

Definition of Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder is a mental illness that causes a person to be unable to function in life. Symptoms of major depressive disorder include poor personal hygiene, lack of motivation, and an inability to perform day to day tasks. Also known as clinical depression, this mental disorder can occur once in a lifetime or be recurring. Either way, treatment with psychotherapy is recommended.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Major Depressive Disorder

  • Sadness for long periods
  • Inability to function productively
  • Lethargy

Get help with Major Depressive Disorder

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