Brain Scans Can Predict Effectiveness of Antidepressants

New research suggests MRI scans and a questionnaire can help health professionals predict which patients are likely to be helped by antidepressants.In the new study, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine successfully predicted with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients recover from depression. Investigators used brain scans combined with a personal history of any early life trauma, such as abuse or neglect, to make the prediction. Read the rest of this news article.

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