The Clinical Takeaway: How to Tackle Refractory Depression


The Clinical Takeaway: How to tackle Refractory Depression


In this episode:



– When a person’s depression improves but doesn’t improve enough
– Try combining adding a second antidepressant, low dose antipsychotics, an antiparkinsonian agent is a rarely known but potentially useful strategy
– Reduce anxiety as a separate strategy
– USEFUL RESOURCE: Treatment for Antidepressant Side Effects
– USEFUL RESOURCE: Combination antidepressants -Use by GPs and psychiatrists



Host: Dr David Lim, GP


Guest: Clinical A/Prof David Horgan, Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne


Total time: 18 mins







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