Treatment Resistant Depression and Brain-Imagining Research

Unknown-1Approximately 10 percent of depressed persons are treatment resistant. These folks have not responded to antidepressants or any kind of medication. Their efforts at cognitive-behavioral therapy and other types of therapy have failed. Even sessions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have proven unsuccessful. These people are the sickest of the sick, and spend their days in a kind of living hell which can’t be transformed simply by a new perspective, even as pop psychologists would like to believe.

Sometimes I wonder if I fall into this group–or a subgroup of functioning people who struggle every day with maintaining sanity. Continue reading …

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