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c7_pet_depressionThe Los Angeles Times (9/16) “Booster Shots” blog reported that in a study appearing in the journal Psychiatry Research, researchers tested “noninvasive ways — such as imaging tests and electrophysiologic studies– to assess how the brain responds to” antidepressants. In “375 depressed people,” researchers “measured brain wave patterns before — and after — a week of Lexapro [escitalopram] use” to find “changes in brain activity that come well before a depressed person’s mood actually improves.” They “were able to predict medication effectiveness with 74 percent accuracy.”

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