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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.


Caring for someone with Major Depressive Disorder. 

If someone you care about has been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), you can help support them in many ways. You can start by educating yourself about the condition and learning how you can help support your loved one throughout their journey. Being a caregiver for someone with MDD can be difficult for you as well, so don’t forget to take the time to look after yourself. These practical strategies can help you move forward together.

Encourage your loved one to get help

Encourage your loved one to visit their healthcare professional to seek help. Offer to help them make a list of symptoms to share with their healthcare professional, using the symptom checklist to get started. You can also accompany your loved one to their appointments, and remind them to stay on track with follow‑up visits as scheduled.


Be understanding

Remember that MDD is a complex medical condition. Offer your loved one support and patience.


Keep communicating

Talk to your loved one; listen carefully and without judgment. Never ignore comments about suicide or self-harm—notify a healthcare professional immediately.


Stay connected to your loved ones

Continue to invite your loved one to participate in outings and activities. Let your loved one know that they are an important part of your life.


Consider talking to a healthcare professional

A professional can help you and your loved one work through difficult conversations and feelings.



No one chooses to be depressed. Depression is a complex medical condition. It is not caused by laziness, weakness, or simply feeling sad. The exact cause is unknown, but it's most likely a combination of several factors: genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological. You cannot control your loved one’s recovery, but you can support them along the way.


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