About 20 percent to 30 percent of depression patients do not respond to treatment. If your medication is not working, you should look into switching to another type of medication as well as talking to your doctor. If switching medication does not work, there is a chance your vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be an option. The FDA has approved an inplant that can be inplemented under your skin.
After six years of work and a budget of $33 million, the Sequences Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) project, is set to move away from academic centers and into the busy real world environment of clinical practice. During the research phase, more than 4,000 treatment-resistive patients with depression took part…