Treatment Resistant Depression

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Treatment-resistant depression is a very common clinical problem that is likely to affect more than one-third of depressed patients. At any given time, that can be more than 3 million US citizens. 

Specialties that diagnose or treat this condition:

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Depression often strikes during a person’s prime years. It is estimated to impact 12% of all men, and 20% of women at some point during their lives. The World Health Organization currently ranks depression as one of the most disabling diseases in the world. Untreated depression can have many devastating consequences such as: difficulty in the workplace, absenteeism, relationship problems, as well as marital and family discord.

Our Approach

Our team is composed world-renowned experts skilled at managing and treating depression. We offer a wide range of new treatment options for patients with depression. Conditions treated include major depression, recurrent depression, treatment-resistant depression, bipolar depression, and elderly depression.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a FDA approved treatment for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement with standardized treatment. TMS is a noninvasive therapy that uses electromagnetic energy to activate your brain cells.
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

A small pulse generator similar to a pacemaker is implanted under the skin of your chest and connected to a wire that is attached to your vagus nerve. The device delivers mild electrical signals along the nerve, which then sends signals to other areas of the brain to interrupt the seizure.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Ketamine

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