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How can adding a medicine help with treatment-resistant depression?

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Adding a new medicine to the antidepressant you're already using can be especially helpful if your current drug is partly helping but not completely easing your symptoms. One drawback to this is that the more medicines you take, the more likely you are to have side effects.

From: Treatment-Resistant Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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DBSA web site: ''Understanding Hospitalization for Mental Health.''

Fitzgerald, P. and Daskalakis, Z., , January 2008. Current Opinion in Psychiatry

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

DBSA web site: ''Understanding Hospitalization for Mental Health.''

Fitzgerald, P. and Daskalakis, Z., , January 2008. Current Opinion in Psychiatry

Keller, M. 2005. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

Little, A. , July 15, 2009. American Family Physician

Medscape web site: ''FDA Approvals: Symbyax and Edluar.''

Psychiatric Times web site: ''Treatment-resistant depression.''

George, MS. , May 2010. Archives of General Psychiatry

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

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