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Antidepressants – More than a Mood Changer?

January 11, 2010

Ian Cook, Miller Family Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Depression Research Program at the Semel Institute, was interviewed on the Dec. 7 KPCC 89.3FM “Patt Morrison Show” about a report in the December Archives of General Psychiatry that states the bio-chemical properties of at least one common anti-depressant may actually be producing real personality changes.

UCLA researchers develop biomarker for rapid relief of major depression

September 10, 2009

It is a long, slow slog to treat major depression. Many antidepressant medications are available, but no single biomarker or diagnostic test exists to predict which one is right for an individual. As a result, for more than half of all patients, the first drug prescribed doesn't work, and it can take months to figure out what does.