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Next step treatment services

Why we are talking about next step treatments.
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Next step treatments

Patients with depression, anxiety and related mental health conditions will often find the first or second treatment they try is successful.

But it won’t be enough for everyone.

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Remission of all symptoms is the goal of treatment, and yet -

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Only 60–85% of patients with anxiety disorders experience at least a 50% improvement with first line treatment.1

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17% of Australian adults are treated with an antidepressant2,3 but up to 30% are estimated to be treatment-resistant.4

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Our specialists provide assessment services and tailor treatment to the individual needs of the patient through access to our expanding treatment service.

1. Bystritsky A. Mol Psychiatry, 2006;;11(9):805-14. doi: 10.1038/sj.mp.4001852. 2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Mental health services in Australia October 2021. <https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-in- australia/report-contents/mental-health-related-prescriptions/interactivedata> accessed November 2021. 3. Australian Bureau of Statistics .National, state and territory population, Mar 2021. <https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/population/national- state-and-territory-population/mar-2021 > accessed November 2021. 4. Rush AJ, et al. Am J Psychiatry 2006;163(11):1905–17