Therapeutic options for treatment-resistant depression.

  title={Therapeutic options for treatment-resistant depression.},
  author={Richard Charles Shelton and Olawale O. Osuntokun and Alexandra N. Heinloth and Sara A Corya},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  volume={24 2},
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) presents major challenges for both patients and clinicians. There is no universally accepted definition of TRD, but results from the US National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) STAR*D (Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression) programme indicate that after the failure of two treatment trials, the chances of remission decrease significantly. Several pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for TRD may be considered when optimized… CONTINUE READING
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