Treatment-Resistant Depression Program


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Treatment-Resistant Depression Program

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is proud to introduce the UTHealth Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) Program. Made up from the TRD Clinic and TRD Unit, there is a variety of treatment options and clinical trials to assist those suffering from major depressive disorders in which at least two attempts to treat have failed.

After patients are referred by their current psychiatrist, our team of experts will complete a second opinion assessment, which includes a thorough review of their medical history, previous treatments, and comorbid psychiatric and non-psychiatric conditions. Patients will also receive pharmacogenomic testing to understand their metabolism and response to the pharmacological treatments. We will then design a treatment strategy in close coordination with the referring psychiatrist.

Our goal is to offer hope to patients, giving them the opportunity to thrive in life.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation by psychiatrist
  • Differential diagnosis assessment
  • Referral for additional testing (neurological and/or neuropsychological evaluation)
  • Lab work, as needed, to determine medication dosages
  • Pharmacogenomic testing
  • Follow-up conversation with the patient’s referring physician
  • Recommendations for treatment options

For questions, please contact us at 713-486-2621.

Patient Referral Form:
UT Physicians Treatment-Resistant Depression Patient Referral Form