Dr. John O’Reardon on Antidepressant Augmentation
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 1, January 2004
John O’Reardon, M.D.
Medical Director, Treatment Resistant Depression Clinic
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. O’Reardon, you had mentioned at the end of our last interview (see TCR, Vol. 1, No. 1) some of the augmentation and combination strategies that you like to use in your clinic but we didn’t have time to get into the actual specifics of these. To begin with, how do you decide when to augment? What kinds of drug failures do you try to establish?