April 19


Brain Waves Predict Who Will Benefit from an Antidepressant

By Peter Julian

Treating depression with anti depressants is a hit or miss treatment option, and it has been said that when compared to a placebo only twenty percent of patients responded to their anti depressant treatment. There is a new test that will allow doctors to test the brain waves and genetics in some people so that they can better map out what the best treatment plan is for that individual. It’s not a fool proof test just yet, but they gave a better read on people than just leaving it up to chance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not everybody responds to anti depressants, it is said that only 20 percent of patients felt a difference.
  • There is a new test that will allow doctors to see who will respond to a common anti depressant.
  • Genetic testing will help doctors see who will respond to treatment and which drug will work the best for each person.

“But Stanford University researchers have described a test that can help predict who will and will not benefit from a common antidepressant, Zoloft.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/long-fuse-big-bang/202003/brain-waves-may-help-predict-who-will-benefit-antidepressant

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