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Treatment-Resistant Disorders Clinic

The treatment resistant disorder (TRD) clinic provides services to adolescents and children who suffer from severe mood disorders (depression or bipolar disorder) and psychotic disorders that have failed to respond to conventional treatment.  Patients receive a comprehensive evaluation with specific attention to co-existing conditions that may interfere with treatment response.  Some patients in this clinic may be offered treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).  ECT is generally initiated during a brief hospitalization after the completion of additional evaluations and under the supervision of highly skilled clinicians.  Close follow-up is provided throughout treatment, at which point patients return to the care of their outside provider.