Major Depressive Disorder Featured
Show: Ask Dr. DeSilva
Dr. Harry Croft
Mental Health and Depression
For some people, having periods of sadness, feeling blue or even being truly depressed could happen once or twice in a lifetime. But for people suffering with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), a common mental illness whose core symptom is depressed mood, debilitating symptoms can recur frequently throughout their lives. Major depression can be disabling and prevent a person from functioning normally. In fact, MDD seriously affects every area of a person’s life and left untreated can lead to a downward spiral of disability, dependency and suicide.
Psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Croft joins the show to discuss depression; including the different types of depression, the causes and how these disorders can be treated.
Dr. Harry Croft is a private practice psychiatrist from San Antonio, Texas who is triple board certified in: Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Sex Therapy. His background includes training in both OB-GYN and Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Winner of over 20 national and state awards, and a biograph in Who’s Who in America for over 29 years, Dr. Croft is also the author of the popular audio book for depressed patients, “Treating Your Depression: Finding Light at the End of the Tunnel.”
Treating Your Depression: Finding Light at the End of the Tunnel
Dr. Derrick DeSilva