New study identifies brain cells that respond to antidepressant treatment
A team of researchers from Rockefeller University has identified a type of cell in the brain that is responsive to the effects of antidepressant medications.
A team of researchers from Rockefeller University has identified a type of cell in the brain that is responsive to the effects of antidepressant medications. Genetic tests for the presence of these cells could help doctors determine which patients would benefit the most from a prescription to buy Paxil.
While antidepressants have been in use for generations, surprisingly little is known about how they function in the brain, the researchers said. This has made it difficult to accurately predict which patients will respond best to treatment.
The results of the new study showed that specific cells in the outer lining of the brain respond most strongly to the effects of antidepressants. Furthermore, the team found that it may be possible to genetically profile patients to determine if these brain cells will respond to medications.
Still, the researchers said the findings are in a preliminary stage, and more investigation will be needed to confirm their results. If the study is replicated, it could make it much easier for doctors to identify patients who will benefit from a prescription to buy Paxil.