When Your Depression Treatment Isn't Working
As one of many people living with a depressive illness, I can attest to the crippling nature of depression. But I'm fortunate to have found a depression treatment that works well for me. While I've yet to find a medication or lifestyle change that eradicates major depression or dysthymia from my life altogether, there are drug treatments and lifestyle choices that together provide measurable relief - enough to make a profound difference. Others are not so lucky. Some people have tried medication after medication and have yet to find anything that markedly eases their depression symptoms. These people are living with treatment-resistant depression. What can they do?
Finding a Depression Treatment that Works
We were very fortunate to have Dr. Ronald R. Fieve as our guest last week on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Dr. Fieve is an internationally renowned Clinical Psychopharmacologist and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. His expert opinion is sought world-wide by patients and colleagues in the areas of Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders, clinical depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). He is a pioneer in depression treatment and the author of 4 books including Moodswing and Bipolar Breakthrough. He graciously agreed to talk with us and share his insights on what treatment-resistant depression is and how to find a depression treatment that works.
Dr. Fieve prides himself on having extensive training, long-term experience, and an empathetic approach to treating his patients. He has helped thousands of patients gain freedom from clinical depression, bipolar illness and their chronic treatment-resistant forms, enabling them to live normal lives to the fullest.
Video on Depression Treatment
Unfortunately the interview with Dr. Fieve is no longer available. For more information on Dr. Fieve and the services he offers, visit his website at Fieve Depression Center. Watch this video in which Dr. Fieve describes why antidepressants work (or don't).
Share Your Depression Treatment Experiences
Are you struggling with treatment-resistant depression? Have you found a depression treatment that works for you? Leave your comments below.
Gray, H. (2011, March 23). When Your Depression Treatment Isn't Working, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, January 17 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/tvshowblog/2011/03/when-your-depression-treatment-isnt-working