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Major Depressive Disorder

Factors That Predispose Patients to Treatment-Resistant Depression

What to do once treatment-resistant depression is established based on risk factors and exclusion of other conditions?

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A case report of an acute, transient, reversible depression prompts us to think in a different way about depression.

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Some recent breakthroughs, using newly developed neuroscience investigational tools, suggest that if research resources are available, we could soon make substantial advances in understanding the mechanism of action of ECT.

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