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Refractory Depression

Refractory Depression

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Published by Ayedh Alkhadem
Refractory depression and therapeutic approaches
Refractory depression and therapeutic approaches

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Published by: Ayedh Alkhadem on Jun 30, 2012
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REFRACTORY DEPRESSION
Dr Ayedh
 
Facts
MDD has about 20% lifetime risk
the most disabling condition for females
two-thirds of all depressed patients arefemale
the second most disabling condition indeveloped countries
the fourth most disabling conditionworldwide
associated with increases in both medical andpsychiatric morbidity and mortality rates
 
Definition of TRD
major depression that is not secondary to amedical or drug-induced condition and thathasfailed to respond, or to sustain response,to anadequate trialof a standardantidepressant.

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