Seven Lifestyle Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 6&7, July 2018
Chris Aiken, MD
Editor-in-chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report
Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is not untreatable. The challenge is to keep hope alive and the patient engaged in recovery. “You deserve, and can expect, a full recovery,” I’ll often tell patients, “but we’re going to need more than medications to get you there.” I’ll then offer a choice: to either start weekly psychotherapy or make a lifestyle change—or both.