What is Major Depressive Disorder?

Major Depressive Disorder, commonly referred to as depression, is a serious mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It goes beyond the normal ups and downs of life and can significantly impair one’s ability to function, both physically and emotionally. MDD is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

At Pinnacle-Psychiatry, we believe in a comprehensive and individualized approach to diagnosing and treating Major Depressive Disorder. Our experienced psychiatrists will conduct a thorough evaluation, taking into account your medical history, symptoms, and personal circumstances. We understand the importance of accurate diagnosis in guiding effective treatment strategies.

What are the symptoms of MDD?

The symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder may vary from person to person but commonly include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our team of psychiatrists will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach that incorporates evidence-based therapies, such as medication management, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications. Together, we aim to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your overall well-being.

Medication Management

Our psychiatrists prescribe and monitor psychiatric medications for Major Depressive Disorder, prioritizing safety and comfort. Close monitoring and follow-ups optimize treatment outcomes.


Psychotherapy is vital for MDD. Our therapists offer a non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and emotions. Evidence-based therapies empower you with coping strategies for effective depression management.

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