Will antidepressants help? A new approach to mental health
Stanford neuroscientist Leanne Williams, PhD, has focused her research career on how insights from brain science can help improve care for people with psychiatric conditions. She believes that advances in neuroscience can help physicians examine the brain, much like a cardiologist examines the heart. In a new study, Williams, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and her colleagues were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain function and personal history. She discusses the findings in this 1:2:1 podcast.
Photo by Leslie Williamson