Futurism: Antidepressants don’t always work. Now doctors can peer into the brain to get patients the right one

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

For people that take SSRIs (a specific type of antidepressant medication that affects a compound in the brain called serotonin), they are a great, commonly-prescribed treatment for depression. But in about half the population, the opposite is true — SSRIs are just as likely to make depression symptoms worse as they are to help alleviate them, according to numerous studies. (April 12, 2018)

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