Treatment options

There are many treatment options available for Major Depressive Disorder.


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Individual results may vary.

TRINTELLIX® (vortioxetine) is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat a certain type of depression called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). TRINTELLIX has not been shown to be safe and effective for use in children.


Start exploring treatment options for Major Depressive Disorder

There are treatment options for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that may work for you. One way of treating MDD may be to affect the levels of certain chemicals that brain cells use to communicate, called neurotransmitters. Scientists believe that certain neurotransmitters may be out of balance in patients with MDD. 

Although the exact way antidepressant medications work to help ease MDD symptoms is unknown, scientists believe some medications work by affecting a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Other treatments work by affecting the levels of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine or dopamine.



Not everyone finds the right treatment plan for their MDD on the first try. Or even the second. Continue to have open and honest conversations with your doctor to find the treatment plan that’s right for you.


Talking about it can help

In addition to medication, psychotherapy, or "talk therapy," can also help people with depression.

Two helpful forms of psychotherapy are:


Cognitive-behavioral therapy 

helps people with depression change their negative thought patterns, recognize triggers that may be contributing to their depression, and change behaviors that may be making their depression worse

Interpersonal therapy

helps people understand and work through troubled relationships that may cause their depression or make it worse


Talk to your healthcare professional about the type of treatment options that might be right for you.


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