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Brain Scans Could Predict Response to Antipsychotic Medication

(8/19/2013)

Brain Scans Could Predict Response to Antipsychotic Medication
ScienceDaily
August 14, 2013

Researchers have identified neuroimaging markers in the brain which could help predict whether people with psychosis respond to antipsychotic medications or not.  In approximately half of young people experiencing their first episode of a psychosis (FEP), the symptoms do not improve considerably with the initial medication prescribed, increasing the risk of subsequent episodes and worse outcome. Identifying individuals at greatest risk of not responding to existing medications could help in the search for improved medications, and may eventually help clinicians personalize treatment plans.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130814191924.htm


Keywords: brain, scans, predict, response, antipsychotic, medication



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