Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought

September 18, 2014 8:33 PM

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Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought

A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.

In the study, researchers scanned the brains of 22 healthy people who had never taken antidepressants before. Scientists analyzed the brain's so-called "functional connectivity," which is a measure of how synchronized brain activity is in different areas.

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