Living With Major
Depressive
Disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2020, an estimated 21 million adults had a major depressive episode.

Many who are taking an antidepressant may still have unresolved symptoms.

In fact, in a large US study of adults with MDD, approximately 50%
still had depressive symptoms with their first antidepressant.

Everyone reacts to depression treatment differently

Antidepressants work differently for different people, so finding a treatment that’s right for you may take time. But don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare provider if unresolved depression symptoms start to have a bigger impact on your daily life.

Examples of common symptoms
of depression include:

  • Sadness
  • Feeling bad about yourself
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Reduced appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Moving or speaking slowly
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sadness
  • Feeling bad about yourself
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Reduced appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Moving or speaking slowly
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are experiencing unpredictable high mood swings in addition to some or all of the above symptoms, please click here to learn about a different mental health condition and talk to your healthcare provider to discuss further.


Pay attention to how you’re feeling

If you are still dealing with symptoms of depression, it’s important to track how you are feeling and discuss it with your doctor.

Use our Symptom Tracker to help you and your healthcare provider monitor your symptoms and to help your provider determine if changes to your treatment plan are needed.

Taking an antidepressant and still experiencing depression symptoms?

Depending on insurance coverage, eligible patients may pay as little as $5 for each of up to twelve (12) prescription fills. In such instances, eligible patients who have not previously registered for a VRAYLAR® (cariprazine) savings card may pay as little as $0 for their first two (2) 30-day fills. Eligible patients whose insurer does not cover VRAYLAR® (cariprazine) or where coverage restrictions have not been satisfied may pay as little as $75 per 30-day supply for each of up to twelve (12) prescription fills. Check with your pharmacist for your copay discounts. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expenses may vary. Offer not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state health care programs. Please see https://www.allergansavingscard.com/vraylar for Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria.

 Most new eligible patients may pay as little as $0 for their first two 30-day fills and as little as $5 for 30- or 90-day refills*
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