I want to get some advice from you about the existence (and the uniqueness if possible) of a strong solution on my SDE. In fact, due to the structure of the problem that I consider, both the drift (usually denoted by mu) and diffusion (usually denoted by sigma) coefficients are discontinuous. More specifically, both coefficients are positive, stationary (i.e. time-homogeneous), and some polynomials in the state of the system. And each of them has a jump only at one point. In fact, my SDE is similar to the *Tanaka equation* but it has a drift term additionally and they are linear or quadratic rather than a step function. More precisely, the SDE is

$$ dX_t= (a+b(X_t))^2\frac{X_t^2}{X_t+1} dt + (a+b(X_t))X_t dB_t $$

where $ a>0 $, and $ b(X_t)=b $ if $ X_t \leq k $ and $ b(X_t)=0 $ if $ X_t > k $ for some constant $k>0$. The domain of $X_t$ is $(0,\infty)$ and of course I know $X_0$.

Since I know that the Tanaka equation doesn't admit a strong solution and my SDE is similar to it, I am afraid that my SDE only has a weak solution and doesn't have a strong solution. Sometimes a weak solution is fine, but I think that it is not the case for my problem. I tried to get some ideas from some journal papers, and to the best of my knowledge, I found out some results when the drift term is discontinuous, but the diffusion coefficient is still required to satisfy some regularity conditions like Lipschitz. Do you guys have any idea about this issue? Is there any general theorem that a strong solution doesn't exist if the diffusion coefficient has a jump like the Tanaka equation? Or is there any way to show that my SDE has a strong solution? Thanks for your help in advance!