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How Can Treatment-Resistant Depression be Treated?

By April 19, 2022March 26th, 2023Blog
Treatment Resistant Depression

Have you tried antidepressants, but your depression persists with little or no improvement? If so, you may have treatment-resistant depression. Treatment-resistant depression doesn’t respond to typical treatments. Standard treatments may provide patients with temporary relief, partial improvement, or no improvement at all.


To help identify what treatment plan will work for patients with treatment-resistant depression, medical professionals may consider a range of treatments, including medication, therapy (counseling), and lifestyle changes. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and ketamine treatments are two treatment approaches that can help patients find relief.


Transcranial magnetic stimulation, known as TMS, is a noninvasive treatment that stimulates the brain through electromagnetic pulses.  These pulses stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in depression. TMS, a service offered at Acute & Chronic Pain Therapies, can be very effective for those with treatment-resistant depression, treatment-resistant PTSD, treatment-resistant OCD, and treatment-resistant anxiety when other depression treatments haven’t been effective.


Ketamine infusion therapy is a treatment option for patients and can assist with recovery from surgery and chronic pain symptoms. Ketamine treatments delivered through IV can provide patients with longest exposure at predictable doses, thus providing maximum relief. At Acute & Chronic Pain Therapies, we are proud to offer a clinical setting optimized for delivering ketamine infusion in a comfortable and safe setting.


If you are in the Bellevue or Seattle area, schedule a consultation to learn more about transcranial magnetic stimulation and ketamine infusion therapy or ask your psychiatrist for a referral.

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Acute Pain Therapies

Our Mission is to offer the most safe, effective and scientifically proven acute and chronic pain solutions available. Our hope with the pain management strategies we offer is to provide a means for a patient to overcome their pain while devising a way to achieve an improved quality of life of their own making, while trying to minimize the risk of becoming addicted to pain medications.