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How can you tell if you have treatment-resistant depression?

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You can ask yourself some questions:

�Has your treatment not made you feel better?

�Has your treatment helped a bit, but you still don�t feel like your old self?

�Have the side effects of your medication been hard to handle?

If the answer is yes to any of these, see your doctor.

From: Treatment-Resistant Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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 April 18, 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 April 18, 2019

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