Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

Dr. Saidi Depression, Treatment-Resistant Depression

Overview: What is Treatment-Resistant Depression? About one-third of people with major depression will respond to the first prescription antidepressant. In the remainder of cases, depressive symptoms may continue despite treatment, and is referred to as treatment-resistant depression (TRD). A person is labeled to have TRD when the symptoms fail to respond to at least two trials with separate classes of …

Insomnia and Depression: 7 ways to treat Insomnia

Dr. Saidi Depression, Insomnia

It is well known that depression can result in sleep problems. But can sleep problems cause depression? Although most of us realize that poor sleep can result in daytime fatigue and irritability, scientific studies have provided evidence that insomnia can cause clinical depression. So there appears to be a bidirectional association between the two: each increases the risk for the …

Depression and Illness

Dr. Saidi Depression

Consider this statement: “Of course he’s depressed – so would I if I had just had a heart attack and gone through all that surgery and hospitalization.” I have heard many variations on that theme in the office and outside. It sucks to have a medical illness, and the sicker you are the more it probably sucks. But the ‘suckiness’ …