Biomarker For Rapid Relief Of Major Depression

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 07:07 in Health & Medicine

It takes weeks before physicians know if a particular medication will work in treating major depression. Now scientists have developed a test to accurately predict within a single week whether a particular drug will be effective. The test is non-invasive, and takes less than 15 minutes to administer. It will allow physicians to quickly switch patients to a more effective treatment, if necessary.

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