The STAR*D Study is the largest trial ever done on psychotropic medications. Over seven years, the remission rates of more than 4,000 patients on medications were studied.
The results found that:
If a doctor handed you a prescription and told you that because you're on your fourth medication, it has only a 7% chance of working, wouldn't you ask if there was another option?
There is - TMS Therapy.
Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Supplementary Data and Analyses to the Comparative Effectiveness Review of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
FINAL MEETING REPORT – Completed by The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, December 22, 2011