It is disheartening to hear, but the statistics show that the number of people taking one or more antidepressants has continued to rise over the last 20 years.
In fact, 1 in 10 Americans is currently on an antidepressant with women in their 40's and 50's accounting for up to 25% of that total.
To treat these patients with depression, psychiatrists and other mental health providers often look to medications for aid. The most common medication used for treating depression is a class of drugs known as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors).
Keep reading to discover what many patients are doing when the go to for depression medication (SSRI's) stop working for their treatment resistant depression.