Curing Stubborn Depression: Emerging & Breakthrough Therapies for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Hope and help arrives in this psychiatrist's preview of emerging and breakthrough therapies for treating more severe, treatment-resistant depression.
Over 280 million individuals worldwide suffer from depression every year, with many turning to potent antidepressants and drastic lifestyle changes to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
But what if these methods don’t work? What if, despite all efforts, an individual continues to suffer?
Stubborn, treatment-resistant depression dramatically reduces a person’s quality of life while providing them with seemingly few options for relief.
Curing Stubborn Depression seeks to not only explain the underlying causes of this pervasive form of depressive disorder, but to shine light on a number of non-traditional treatments, new therapies and clinical developments—including ECT, transcranial magnetic stimulation, bright light therapy, ketamine and more.
The field of depression treatment is rapidly evolving and constantly changing, meaning it can be difficult to keep up with new therapies and clinical developments. Curing Stubborn Depression delves into these emergent treatments, many of which are transforming how this condition is managed—and offering hope to those who feel like they have none.
About the Author
Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, PhD, is Director of the School of Medicine and Psychology at the Australian National University, Canberra Australia and a Professor of Psychiatry. He completed his Medical Degree at Monash University followed by a Masters of Psychological Medicine and professional training in Psychiatry leading to membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. After a fellowship at the University of Toronto, he completed a research PhD in Psychiatry. He has conducted extensive research developing new treatments for depression and other conditions whilst continuing to practice as a psychiatrist for over 20 years. He has established multiple clinical services including TMS Clinics Australia and trained many hundreds of clinicians in the provision of new treatment methods.