Emerging therapies offer hope for those with treatment-resistant depression

November 16, 2022
<p>Anti-depressants are a type of psychotropic medication.</p>
<p>Anti-depressants are a type of psychotropic medication.</p>
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A significant number of people with mood disorders don't respond to traditional anti-depressant medications.

Studies show the pandemic -- and the isolation and uncertainty that came with it -- increased the number of people reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. We explore some of the emerging therapies for people with treatment-resistant depression, including transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS, ketamine therapy and psilocybin with Dr. Chris Schneck, medical director of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus and professor of psychiatry at the CU School of Medicine. We also speak with Danielle Valks, who tried TMS for depression and her mood dramatically improved.