Treatment Resistant Depression

Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Depression affects almost 20% of United States adults during their lifetime. If your depression doesn’t resolve after undergoing traditional treatments, see the experienced psychiatry team at Peak Interactive Wellness in Denver, Colorado. They offer innovative solutions for treatment-resistant depression. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today to learn more about your options. 

What is treatment-resistant depression?

Treatment-resistant depression is a type of depression that doesn’t respond to traditional psychotherapy and antidepressants. 

While it can cause problematic symptoms, treatment-resistant depression typically responds to other types of treatment. The Peak Interactive Wellness experts find an effective solution for your condition. They tailor each treatment to optimize your outcome.

Which symptoms can treatment-resistant depression cause?

Treatment-resistant depression causes the same symptoms as other forms of depression, including:

  • Lost interest in once-favored activities
  • Constant or extreme sadness
  • Social isolation
  • Fatigue
  • Physical pains and aches
  • Irritability
  • Problems concentrating
  • Difficult sleeping
  • Appetite changes
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Thoughts of suicide

The only difference is that treatment-resistant depression doesn’t respond to certain medications.

You might also experience anxiety because this mental health concern commonly appears with depression.

Which factors may increase the risk of treatment-resistant depression?

The risk factors linked to treatment-resistant depression are the same as those associated with non-treatment-resistant depression. 

Your risk increases with a family history of depression, low self-esteem, or lack of a social support network. Other potential causes of depression include stress, traumatic or distressing life situations, medical conditions, and drug or alcohol misuse.

Ways to reduce the chance of treatment-resistant depression include:

  • Eating healthy foods
  • Maintaining an ideal weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Minimizing stress

How is treatment-resistant depression diagnosed?

The Peak Interactive Wellness team completes a psychiatric evaluation by discussing your symptoms, medical history, emotions, mood, and behaviors. They also review your family medical history and any depression treatments you’ve tried in the past. 

The practice provides genetic testing to determine which medicines are likely the best for your genetic makeup. 

Which solutions are available for treatment-resistant depression?

Peak Interactive Wellness offers the following solutions for treatment-resistant depression:

  • Medication management changes
  • Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy
  • Spravato nasal spray 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Other forms of psychotherapy 
  • Pediatric psychiatry 
  • Holistic psychiatry 
  • Supplements

The practice provides convenient telehealth services in addition to in-person counseling sessions. You may need more than one treatment to ensure an effective outcome. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits is vital to achieve the best results.

Schedule treatment-resistant depression evaluation at Peak Interactive Wellness by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.