Major Depression Treatments Boost Brain Connectivity
Inpatient treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) can lead to brain connectivity increases that are associated with degree of symptom improvement, new research suggests.
In a "repeat" MRI study, adult participants with MDD had significantly lower brain connectivity compared with their healthy peers at baseline — but showed significant improvement at the 6-week follow-up. These improvements were associated with decreases in symptom severity, independent of whether they received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or other treatment modalities.
@rahul This gives hope to patients who believe nothing can change and they have to live with a disease forever because it is 'set in stone' in their brain