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Abnormal Brain EEG Activity Doesn’t Predict Antidepressant Efficacy in Depression (2023 Study)

Depression is a multifaceted mental health condition that presents significant challenges in both diagnosis and treatment. Recent studies have explored the potential of electroencephalography (EEG) as a predictive tool for treatment outcomes in major depressive disorder (MDD), with particular focus on the response to antidepressants like escitalopram. Highlights: EEG Abnormalities & Antidepressant Response: Contrary to …

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Abnormal EEG Microstates Linked to Major Depression & Related Cognitive Impairment (2024 Study)

In the quest to understand the enigmatic nature of depression, scientists are turning to the intricate patterns of brain activity, seeking clues hidden within the electrical storm of thoughts and emotions. By examining electroencephalography (EEG) microstates—brief, recurring patterns of brain activity—researchers have begun to piece together how depression alters the fundamental dynamics of the brain. …

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