Treatment-Resistant Depression: When Antidepressant Drug Intolerance May Indicate Food Intolerance

  title={Treatment-Resistant Depression: When Antidepressant Drug Intolerance May Indicate Food Intolerance},
  author={Gordon Parker and Tim Watkins},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={263 - 265}
  • G. ParkerT. Watkins
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: To describe a patient with food intolerance probably contributing to depressive symptoms, intolerance to psychotropic medication and treatment resistance. Method: The case vignette and investigatory procedures are detailed. Results: The patient's course improved considerably with an elimination diet. Conclusions: The prevalence of food intolerance as a contributing factor to depressive disorders requires clarification. Clinicians should be aware of the possible syndrome and that it… 

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