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Drug-resistant depression


Drug-resistant depression, refractory depression or treatment-resistant depression (TRD) are the terms used in clinical psychiatry to describe the condition, which affects people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) who are not sufficiently responsive to antidepressant treatment within a certain period of time. Some people can not (klaida lietuviskame tekste) control resistant depression with pharmaceuticals; however, a patient and his/her physician must find an appropriate treatment. Scientists define treatment-resistant depression as depression, which does not respond to 2 prescribed antidepressants from two different classes.