Posted by shellie on February 17, 2001, at 11:26:07
FWIW. I heard a show on NPR about gender differences in different parts of the brain, and part of it was about depression. I have no idea of the study, but the conclusion was that depressed women respond better to SSRIs and depressed men to tricyclics.
Also, another show. (It's hard to get all the facts when I am listening in my car). A research scientist is working on clusters of specific ________ in the brain to predict which antidepressants are more likely to work for each individual.
So the future of antidepressants, in addition to adding a multitude of new antidepressants, might also include which antidepressants are best for which individuals.