Treatment Resistant
Depression Program

Reclaim Your Mental Health

Depression affects every aspect of your life. If you are already under psychiatric care for depression and your depression is complicated and difficult to treat, our specialized program can bring relief. 

Specialized Depression Care

Depression can lead to fatigue or sleeplessness and feeling isolated or lonely. When you are living with severe depression, the condition impacts your day-to-day experiences. Depression affects your loved ones, too.

Our Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) Program is part of Emory Brain Health Center, one of a few specialized centers focused on treating brain conditions.

When you come to our TRD program, our team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists and social workers performs a complete evaluation of your condition. We provide:

  • In-depth psychiatric consultation
  • Review of your previous mental-health records
  • Detailed treatment recommendation shared with your referring psychiatrist

Learn more about our TRD program:

  • Read our brochure
  • Watch a recent news story about a patient’s experience with the TRD program
  • Watch a video to learn about our TRD offerings

How We Manage Treatment Resistant Depression

After your TRD consultation, your care team creates a care plan for you. Treatment options include:

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Off-label trials of medication
  • Psychotherapy in our Adult Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with accelerated treatment protocols to provide TMS in one week
  • Weekly cognitive behavioral therapy

Advancing Depression Care with Research

Our depression experts lead and take part in clinical trials and research to bring the most advanced procedures and treatment options to you.

You may get to participate in studies that improve the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Examples include:

  • Simple tests. We ask you to complete tasks that help increase our understanding of a person’s unique profile so we can better personalize treatment. 
  • Clinical trials. You may qualify for a clinical trial. Your doctor tells you about specific studies. The decision to participate is up to you. The clinical trials we contribute to are managed by the nation's top behavioral sciences and psychiatry scientists.

Your clinical care is not affected by your decision to participate in research. We always obtain your consent before asking you to participate in research activities. 

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