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.
There are at least two problems with antidepressant medication. The first is they can take between six to eight weeks before any therapeutic effect is felt and the second is around a third of people who take antidepressants feel no therapeutic effect whatsoever. For someone who is deeply depressed and possibly suicidal waiting up to six weeks for…