The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a federal agency responsible for housing programs.
Departments of Social Services (DSS) are local county agencies which provide a range of services including public assistance, medical assistance, protective services, and services to families with children. County Departments of Social Service agencies are under the State Department of Human Resources.
Depression is a mental disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, and worthlessness that can be severe enough to interfere with working, sleeping, and enjoying life.
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is a State agency under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene charged with providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Maryland.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a guide published by the American Psychiatric Association used by many clinicians to diagnose psychiatric conditions.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and changing behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use.
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a white crystalline powder derived from plants that produces brief but intense visual and auditory hallucinogenic experiences when injected, smoked, or snorted. Also known as Spirit Molecule, Dimitri, businessman’s trip, Ayahuasca, or fantasia.
Disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, is a medication that treats chronic alcoholism. When taken daily, it will prompt immediate unpleasant side effects if someone drinks alcohol while on the medication.
A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) is a fully licensed physician with a medical degree trained to diagnose and treat illness and other disorders.
The Doctor of Psychology (Psy D) is a professional clinician who focuses on providing psychological services to patients and the public.