New Way to Prescribe Antidepressants
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 831 , Segment 7
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- Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm
- 15:01 mins
Guest: Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, MD, Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health, Founding Director of Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center There are dozens and dozens of different drugs available to treat depression, but anyone who’s ever been prescribed one knows the process involves a lot of guesswork and months of waiting to see—is this drug helping? Is it making things worse? Can I live with the side-effects? Psychiatrist Madhukar Trivedi is trying to develop a blood test or brain scan that could cut through all the guessing and help doctors prescribe the right anti-depressant every time.