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Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is the clinical term for a mood disorder. It has traits like protracted periods of sadness, low self-esteem and, in extreme cases, the urge to commit suicide. It is a fact that almost everyone feels extreme sadness at some point in time; however, if the depression persists for longer than six weeks and impedes the maintenance of typical modes of living, it may qualify as MDD. While the passage of time helps alleviate ordinary depression, Major Depressive Disorder calls for clinical treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the top ten symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder.

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1. Low Mood

If you are depressed, you may have a persistently sad mood. In other cases, a feeling of anxiousness and emptiness does not go away. You might have a sense of hopeless and helpless along with feeling irritable and tearful all at the same time. It is familiar with major depressive disorder to have a lack of motivation in life. You may face difficulty in making decisions. All of these feelings contribute to a low mood, which can interrupt your day-to-day activities.

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