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Online test aims to predict best antidepressants for individual patients

Jan 2nd, 2018 by

Researchers hope to improve current trial and error approach by devising algorithm based on a person’s cognitive characteristics

Researchers are developing an internet-based tool they hope will predict the effectiveness of antidepressants for individual patients, ending the current prescription lottery.

Patients with depression often try many different drugs before settling on one that works, but a study aims to help clinicians make an informed choice as to which is likely to work best for a particular person.

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