Refractory Depression

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Refractory Depression2018-08-08T15:48:24+00:00

Treatment Resistant Depression

Up to a third of patients do not respond to several attempts at treatment

Many patients try multiple medications for depression without significant improvement in their symptoms and with many burdensome side effects such as weight gain or sexual side effects. Leaving depression in this partially untreated state damages the brain and perpetuates treatment resistance. Patients who have failed two or more medications are considered “treatment resistant.” The goal of depression treatment is remission, which is the absence of depression symptoms. With deep TMS, more than 50% of patients achieve remission and more than 70% have a significant response and improvement in depressive symptoms.

If your depression treatment isn’t working, don’t give up hope. There are options available to find relief.