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A Pep-Talk for Those With Treatment-Resistant Depression

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I recently wrote a piece for Psych Central on treatment-resistant depression and some good news.

In his book, Understanding Depression: What We Know And What You Can Do About It, J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D. asserts that for the 20 percent of his patients who are more difficult to treat, or “treatment-resistant,” he sets an 80 percent improvement, 80 percent of the time goal. And he usually accomplishes that.

Now, if you’re not someone who has struggled with chronic depression, those stats won’t warrant a happy dance.

But if you’re someone like myself, who assesses her mood before her eyes are open in the morning, hoping to God that the crippling anxiety isn’t there, then those numbers will have you singing Hallelujah.

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Mko

posted February 27, 2013 at 8:34 pm


I’ve recently relapsed after a long successful run of no depression while medicated with SSRIs and mood stabilizers ….80% success 80% Of the time sounds like a lifeline to me. Thanks Therese!



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posted February 9, 2014 at 9:10 am


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