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What if treatment for depression doesn't work?

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As many as two-thirds of people with depression aren't helped by the first antidepressant they try. Up to a third don't respond to several attempts at treatment. But if your depression treatment isn't working, don't give up. You and your doctor just need to find the right approach. This might include different drugs, therapy, and other treatments.

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

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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