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Criteria for treatment

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Patients must:

  • currently be suffering from depression
  • have tried at least two different types of antidepressants for at least six weeks each at an adequate treatment dose
  • have tried at least one type of psychological treatment
  • be referred to the service by a GP or psychiatrist
  • be able to travel safely for treatment and assessment appointments
  • be willing and able to send regular depression ratings by either email or SMS texting
  • be willing and able to complete regular questionnaires online, or have someone who can help them do this if needed
  • not have taken any illegal drugs for at least the last two years
  • not have a current, unstable medical illness
  • be able to understand the nature and purpose of the treatment, its benefits and possible side effects
  • not be pregnant, breast feeding, undergoing IVF or trying to conceive

Last updated: 29 October, 2018