Brain Activity Reveals Best Treatment Options For Depression
Experts have noted that while contemporary antidepressants have undoubtedly improved treatment of major depression, they have significant limitations and there is a need for better methods of identifying patients likely to have a “rapid clinical response” to medication. A recent study tackled this very issue and revealed a correlation between brain activity when individuals encounter certain visual stimuli and the likely success of antidepressants as part of their treatment.
Charles Bankhead, of MedPage Today, has much more on the details of the study and the potential impact of its findings. Being able to tell how successful a specific treatment method will be based on specific, concrete biomarkers would be an enormous help to mental health professionals and patients alike.