Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Also referred to as Treatment Refractory Depression

Treatment resistant depression is the term used to describe serious or prolonged cases of depression in which a patient is a seemingly resistant to traditional treatments. Those with TRD suffer from a major depressive disorder that has not improved with the use of antidepressant medicines or psychotherapy.

Do I have Treatment Resistant Depression?

A number of factors can affect whether you are clinically diagnosed with TRD. Your physician will want to review your medical history to determine the potential causes of your depression and reasons why you may be responding to traditional treatments.

If you answered "yes" to one of more of these questions, then your doctor may diagnose you with Treatment Refractory Depression. However, since every situation is unique and dependent upon many variables, it's important to talk to a qualified psychiatrist.

What are my options?

Even if you have tried a few different depression treatments, don't give up. Expect your physician to continue monitoring your response to various treatments and making changes over time.

Your doctor may ask you to wait several weeks before changing your medicines, adjusting doses, or moving on to other treatment options.

Is TMS an option for Treatment Resistant Depression?

Learn more about TMS