How it works

Our model of care was developed by medical researchers and clinical experts in treatment-resistant depression (TRD). With Options MD, you'll work with our clinical team to find a treatment that meets your needs.

1

Build your profile.

First, fill out our free screener to see if you’re eligible for telemedicine through Options MD. We’ll assess your history with depression, symptoms, lifestyle, and overall health.

2

Meet with clinical experts.

Once accepted, you’ll be able to schedule an intake session with a psychiatrist to talk in depth about your care needs. Our board-certified psychiatrists specialize in treatment-resistant behavioral diseases, specifically focusing on depression.

3

Access treatments tailored for you.

Our toolkit includes 200+ treatments that range from pharmacological protocols to evidence-based behavioral treatments like EMDR, ACT, and CBT.

Although there are many definitions of TRD, they all involve a lack of response after trying two treatments at their full, prescribed duration (e.g., 3 months of prozac). If finding the right treatment for managing depression has been difficult, you’re in the right place.

Our clinical team recommends medications and therapies based on current psychiatric research and consensus from top experts in the field. If first-line medications have not been effective, other evidence-based therapeutics and protocols are assessed. We are equipped to work with you on determining the best and most appropriate treatment, and spend the time it takes to learn about you as a person and not just the disease.

Effective treatments do more than just target symptoms: they motivate you to stick with the chosen approach and improve your lifestyle as much as possible, not worsen it. From talk therapy, to new pharmacological treatments, to next-level options like ketamine and TMS, to promising clinical trials, our options are personalized to factors in your life because our goal is finding you help in whatever form it takes.

Every Options MD psychiatrist is vetted by our medical research team that specializes in TRD and knows what to look for in fellow TRD specialists, all are board-certified in psychiatry, and have received advanced medical training from the best medical institutions in the country before ever having a conversation with you. Our care providers have significant experience treating patients with TRD via telehealth and traditional in-person encounters, know how to establish a meaningful patient-provider relationship with you for delivering long-term care, and are excellent at providing easy to understand education on complex medical topics related to your TRD therapies.

No problem! Just tell the Options MD psychiatrist what other treatments you are currently taking. They will work with you to develop a program that compliments the hard work that you are already doing for your mental health, and collaborate with care providers you may already be engaged with.

Join the community

We started the largest community of people with severe and treatment-resistant depression. Join to learn about better medication options and leading-edge treatments, get access to more qualified doctors, and fin friendship and support.

We'll keep you posted.

Our clinical team is always on the look-out for the latest and greatest treatments. Click below to download our free guide about groundbreaking and experimental therapies for treatment-resistant depression.

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