Kaiser Health News has a good piece about treatment-resistant depression in the elderly. Nearly 16 million adults have major depression, and up to a third do not respond to treatment. The disease afflicts people of all ages, but experts say that as many as half of older adults don’t get better with standard treatment.
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They are defining TRD as failure of 2 antidepressants, we usually think of 3 or 4. Most of our patients have failed at least 6 antidepressants.