Survey for People with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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When we work to support clinical researchers develop new medicines we first reach out to people living with the specific medical condition that the clinical research is addressing. In this case it’s clinical research for major depressive disorder (MDD).

Your input helps us to develop better information to explain details about the study. You are not being asked to take part in the study – only to share your insight about what it would mean to live with depression and be part of a clinical research study described in our opinion survey.

This survey is voluntary and anonymous. To thank you for your time, we will randomly select one person who completes the survey to receive a $50 cash card. For a chance to win, please leave your contact information at the end of the survey. Your contact information is kept confidential and used only for purposes of notifying you if you win.

The following survey is for people who have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

About MDD

Depression can affect different people in different ways; from having no energy, to a lack of concentration and feeling irritable for no apparent reason. MDD symptoms vary from person to person, but if you feel "down" for more than two weeks, and these feelings are interfering with your daily life, you may be clinically depressed and need to seek the care of a medical professional.

Cause

Depression is related to physiological changes in the brain and an imbalance of a type of chemical that carries signal transmissions throughout the brain. Some things that can make these changes occur include:
  • Family history. Depression can run in families.
  • Trauma and stress. Difficult changes in your life.
  • Pessimistic personality. Low self-esteem and a negative outlook on your life and job.
  • Medical conditions. Serious medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and others.
  • Other psychological disorders. Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and (especially) substance abuse.

Getting Help

Depression can make you feel hopeless and helpless. This in turn can make it hard to get help. Just deciding to get treatment is the first step. Treatment can include medication and/or psychotherapy sometimes called “talk therapy.” For more information visit: http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=depression