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January 9, 2004

Depression Treatments Target Brain Differently

New study shows that drugs and cognitive therapy treat depression differently.

The study shows for the first time with imaging evidence that the depressed brain responds differently to different treatments -- and the results may help doctors understand why one treatment works for one patient but not another, says study author Dr. Helen Mayberg.

"One [treatment] isn't better than the other," says Mayberg, who is also a professor of psychiatry and neurology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. "Different treatments work on the brain in different ways."

Posted by linda at January 9, 2004 12:30 PM

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