MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
Depressed mood is characterized by a loss of interest in everyday activities. The person experiences changes in appetite, sleep, psychomotor activity, lack of energy, feelings of guilt or hopelessness, lack of concentration, inability to make decisions and frequent thoughts about dying.
Sometimes the person may seem normal and continue with their activities; but at the cost of huge effort. On the other hand, instead of being sad, he or she may have significant fits of rage or be irritable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if I have Major Depressive Disorder?
It is important to observe if you feel less motivated, often experience feelings of sadness and if your ability to feel pleasure has decreased.
At what age is this disorder more common?
Most often it occurs around 30 to 40 years of age, although this disorder could be present at any age. Is there a risk of committing suicide if I have an episode of major depression? It is common that with depression or similar disorders, ideas and suicidal behaviors may be present, so it is important to take this into account and take the necessary precautions.
What is the best treatment for this disorder?
The treatment consists, if necessary, of taking anti-depressants that stabilize the patient's mood and of receiving psychological treatment that allows the patient to work on his or her emotions and negative thoughts.
However, 40% of the population may not respond to treatment and Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is indicated.
Is depression hereditary?
As with most mental or psychological disorders, there is a genetic predisposition in patients whose family members have suffered from a disorder.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.