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The Importance of Pursuing Novel Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder

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The Importance of Pursuing Novel Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder

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Join Dr. Pederson as she explains why it’s so important that we continue to seek out new ways to manage major depressive disorder.

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    Major depressive disorder is a mental health condition that affects millions of Americans,1 and for the past several decades, treatment has consisted mainly of antidepressant therapy and psychotherapy.2,3 However, many patients still don't achieve their treatment goals and there are many potential barriers to accessing treatment. Learn more about these unmet needs in major depressive disorder care that underscore the importance of finding new treatment approaches with Dr. Aderonke Pederson, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

    References:

    1. National Institute of Mental Health. Major depression. National Institute of Mental Health. July 2023. Accessed November 10, 2023. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression
    2. National Institute of Mental Health. Depression. National Institute of Mental Health. September 2023. Accessed November 10, 2023. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression
    3. American Psychiatric Association. Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder, 3rd ed. American Psychiatric Association Publishing. 2010. Accessed November 10, 2023. https://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/mdd.pdf

    January 2024 US.UNB.X.23.00150 

Schedule27 Feb 2024