Treatment resistant depression can often be misdiagnosed as Bipolar Disorder. Many people spend years trying various treatment options, only to get frustrated when nothing seems to work. The good news is there are effective treatment options.
You’d never suspect this by listening to pharmaceutical ads, but only one-third of people with major depression get better after trying an antidepressant. The others go on to try different drugs, or combinations of medicine and psychotherapy, and usually seven in 10 achieve remission. The other third? They are labeled with the three most dreaded
Are you among the million patients with depression who can't seem to find relief in medication or psychotherapy? You might have Treatment-Resistant Depression.
Ketamine has emerged as an alternative to electroconvulsive therapy for treatment-resistant depression, but no study has compared the two. A major research project led by Cleveland Clinic is changing that.
Although I like to cling to the promise that my depression will get better — since it always has in the past — there are long, painful periods when it seems as though I'm going to have to live with these symptoms forever. In the past, there was a time when I had been struggling…