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Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

male depression treatment at clinician's office

Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.

‘Have hope. There are many options available to treat what is known as a “treatment-resistant mood or anxiety disorder.”

Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Bruce A Kehr explains the Biopsychosocial model of treatment, which often includes genetic testing.

“Treatment-resistance occurs in a variety of mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and even schizophrenia; as well as many anxiety syndromes, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).”

A patient’s personal genome reveals unique DNA data to help doctors prescribe medication and other non-medical treatments more precisely.

Learn how can DNA testing can help treatment resistant depression.

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