In this episode of PodMD, experienced Psychiatrist Dr Jason Pace will be discussing the topic of treatment resistant depression, including what is treatment resistant depression, the different treatment approaches, optimising medication trials, the difference between ECT and TMS, when a GP should refer and more.
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Today I’d like to welcome to the PodMD studio Dr Jason Pace
Dr Jason Pace is an experienced Psychiatrist who established and practices at Sydney TMS, an innovative clinic providing treatment for Treatment resistant depression where other treatments don’t seen to be working. TMS is short of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
After graduated from the University of UNSW in 1996, Dr Pace founded the Hills Clinic private hospital in Kellyville in 2010 which included one of the first private youth mental health inpatient programs in NSW. In 2014 Dr Pace launched Sydney TMS, after traveling to America and visiting several TMS clinics in the US. At that time Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS for short, was virtually not heard of in Australia. Jason now operates four TMS clinic locations across Sydney and practices at all four, offering extensive experience in TMS treatment.
Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of Treatment Resistant Depression.
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Jason, thanks for talking with us on PodMD today.
Jason: Thanks for having me.
The topic of today’s discussion is Treatment Resistant Depression. Jason, can you give us first give us a brief overview about Treatment resistant depression?
What do GPs need to consider when dealing with Treatment resistant Depression (TRD) ?
What different treatment approaches do you need to have when dealing with TRD?
How do you optimise medication trials?
If you have tried 2 antidepressants and still don’t get a response, what next?
What is the difference between TMS and ECT?
Can a GP refer a patient for TMS?
When should a GP refer to mental health specialists?
What role does the GP play in the treatment of TRD?
Thank you for your time here today in the PodMD studio. To sum up for us, could you please identify the three key take home messages from today’s podcast on treatment resistant depression
Thanks for your time and the insights you’ve provided.
Jason: Thank you