Brain scans help treat depression - WRBL

Brain scans help treat depression

Posted: Updated:

Brain scans may give doctors a clearer picture on how to treat people with depression.

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds patients who show a lot of activity in a certain part of the brain are more likely to benefit from anti-depressants. But people who have low activity in that area are better off with psychotherapy.

Researchers say if the findings are confirmed, the scans could play an important role in the treatment of depression.

  • On Your SideMore>>

  • Health Watch: Event planned to honor 2 year old Leukemia/stroke survivor

    Health Watch: Event planned to honor 2 year old Leukemia/stroke survivor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:38:43 GMT
    A 2 year old Columbus boy is battling his way back from two bouts with leukemia and a stroke so severe doctors gave up on him.Patrick Kenyon is Jason’s father. He says despite the medical challenges, his family feels blessed. He says for the second time Jason is in remission. His big sister is the perfect bone marrow match for Jason, and he survived a major stroke when doctors wanted to send him to die.“The motor func...
    A 2 year old Columbus boy is battling his way back from two bouts with leukemia and a stroke so severe doctors gave up on him.Patrick Kenyon is Jason’s father. He says despite the medical challenges, his family feels blessed. He says for the second time Jason is in remission. His big sister is the perfect bone marrow match for Jason, and he survived a major stroke when doctors wanted to send him to die.“The motor func...
  • 3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE

    3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:47:36 GMT
    After a major upset victory on the Muscogee County school board, newly elected member John Thomas is looking forward to the future by helping students across the district. In a 80-20 landslide, a political newcomer soundly defeated John Wells, who has served on the school board for 28 years.
    After a major upset victory on the Muscogee County school board, newly elected member John Thomas is looking forward to the future by helping students across the district. In a 80-20 landslide, a political newcomer soundly defeated John Wells, who has served on the school board for 28 years.
  • LaGrange police looking for stabbing suspects

    LaGrange police looking for stabbing suspects

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:20:04 GMT
    News 3 CrimewatchNews 3 Crimewatch
    Police need your help finding the suspects who attacked and stabbed a man in LaGrange.
    Police need your help finding the suspects who attacked and stabbed a man in LaGrange.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.