Rapid Rx Review: Rapid-Acting Depression Treatments

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


December 09, 2022

Most current treatments for depression focus on slow, incremental improvement and lifestyle changes. However, rapid-acting treatments are needed, especially among patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Among patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), 60% do not achieve remission after acute treatment, even in trials with optimal conditions. Do you know the latest information regarding rapid-acting depression treatments and their indications, adverse effects, and emergent related conditions? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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