Study shows one dose of antidepressants changes the brain

September 19, 2014 6:39 PM

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"We were not expecting the SSRI to have such a prominent effect on such a short timescale or for the resulting signal to encompass the entire brain," said Julia Sacher.

In a recent study, however, researchers looking to better understand why SSRIs work for some people and not others -- or for some people much faster than others -- found that a single dose of antidepressant has almost immediate effects on the brain's connectivity.

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