Navigation Links
Improving anxiety treatment through the help of brain imaging: A potential future treatment strategy
Date:5/8/2008

Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2008 Wouldnt it be nice if our doctors could predict accurately whether we would respond to a particular medication" This question is important because research studies provide information about how groups of patients tend to respond to treatments, but inevitably, differences among groups of patients with the same diagnosis mean that findings about groups of patients may not apply to individuals from those groups. Personalized medicine is the effort to match particular treatments to particular patients on the basis of genetic information or other biological markers. In a new article published in Biological Psychiatry on May 1st, researchers report their findings on the potential use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to match treatments for patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Whalen and colleagues recruited subjects diagnosed with GAD who underwent brain scans both before and after treatment with venlafaxine, an antidepressant that has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety. During the fMRI scans, the participants responses to viewing pictures of fearful facial expressions were measured. Dr. Paul Whalen, corresponding author for this article, explains, We focused our study on a regulatory circuit in the brain involving the amygdala, an area that serves to detect the presence of threatening information, and the prefrontal cortex, an area that functions to control these threat responses when they are exaggerated or unnecessary.

The researchers found that approximately two thirds of the patients experienced relief from their anxiety symptoms after treatment, and of those who improved, some responded better than others. As hypothesized, the fMRI data predicted who would do well on the drug and who would not. According to Dr. Whalen, subjects who showed high prefrontal cortex activation together with low amygdala activation in response to the fearful faces reported a significant
'/>"/>

Contact: Jayne Dawkins
ja.dawkins@elsevier.com
215-239-3674
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medical research is essential to improving the economy and bettering lives
2. Location! Location! Location technologies are improving NHS care
3. Chrysler LLC Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli and Chrysler Foundation Recognized by Larry King Cardiac Foundation for Dedication to Improving Lives of Others
4. Improving Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Requires Better Decision-Making Tools, Finds Joint Wilson Center-Pacific Institute Report
5. Improving survival rates among users of left ventricular assist devices
6. Improving quality of life for brain tumor patients
7. National Council on Disability Recommends Improving Federal Data Describing the Status of Americans with Disabilities
8. Zsweet(R) Improving Life for Diabetics and the Overweight
9. New Pennsylvania Dental Association President Will Focus on Improving Access to Care
10. ACS Systems Improving Delivery of Healthcare in Malta
11. CDC and Retail Health Clinic Leaders Explore Improving Prevention, Surveillance and Emergency Response
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay ... Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased ... drinking didn,t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for ... In fact, when young adult women drank lightly or moderately, ... the study found. "This finding parallels studies in older ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating ... exposure and use of a respirator at all times. ... issue the tougher rules after two Dallas nurses contracted Ebola ... United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan. Nina Pham is ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 With a mere 19 ... Crist made a brief fundraising stop at the ... , Fresh from a debate last night with his ... stage for the first seven minutes because Crist had ... described the incident in one word: "weird." , Before ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... non-profit organization that helps New Yorkers living with ... changes toward health, housing, recovery and self-sufficiency. Each ... transformed the local community through their tireless efforts. ... Marc Shapses , has been selected as ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 hc1.com ... a secure cloud solution that enables healthcare organizations ... the ultimate healthcare-specific customer relationship management (“CRM”) solution. ... the unique needs of the healthcare industry, the ... for providers and patients by combining healthcare CRM, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 3Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 2Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 3Health News:Healthcare Relationship Management (HRM) Leader hc1.com® Launches hc1® Quick Start™ 2
... who are pre-, perimenopausal with dense breasts benefit most, ... For some women, digital mammography is a better bet ... Women under the age 50 with dense breasts who ... digital mammograms, said study author Dr. Etta Pisano, the ...
... its most selective filter to keep it from clogging with ... St. Louis reveal in a new study. , Researchers ... more vulnerable to dysfunction and disease. , "We speculate ... the filter that can damage it," says senior author Andrey ...
... Xoft, Inc., developer of the,Axxent(R) Electronic ... in,radiation oncology and non-invasive neurosurgery solutions, announced ... agreement., Under the agreement, Elekta will ... Electronic Brachytherapy in the radiation oncology,market. This ...
... Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reveals Plans for New $8 Million ... Interactive Health Science Exhibition ... Jan. 29 Beginning in April 2009, residents and,visitors to the Denver ... their health in ways they have never experienced at a museum,-- or ...
... ... Compliance, and Lowers Costs, NEWARK and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., ... empirical,data demonstrating the effectiveness of the Patient Centered Medical Home,(PC-MH), ... their personal physicians and -- when appropriate -- the,patient,s family. ...
... the American Roentgen Ray Society to add more journals ... , BioMed Central, the open access publisher of peer-reviewed ... 4,200 images to the GoldMiner collection. The collection now ... GoldMiner speeds your search for radiology images by quickly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women 2Health News:Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women 3Health News:Breakdown of kidney's ability to clean its own filters likely causes disease 2Health News:Breakdown of kidney's ability to clean its own filters likely causes disease 3Health News:Xoft Signs Sales Development Agreement With Elekta 2Health News:Xoft Signs Sales Development Agreement With Elekta 3Health News:Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way 2Health News:Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way 3Health News:Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way 4Health News:Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way 5Health News:Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way 6Health News:Ground Breaking Program Improves Diabetes Patient Outcomes 2Health News:Ground Breaking Program Improves Diabetes Patient Outcomes 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ), a ... reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended ... , Revenues of $53.9 million, up 18% over last ... up 33% over last year,s comparable quarter. ... Reference Laboratories (AVRL) of $3.5 million, up 50% over ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings ... is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment ... shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal ... Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately ... harmless to the human body. NVIV has recently attracted ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... and AUSTIN, Texas , ... PureMHC LLC today announced they have entered into ... antibody-based immunotherapies designed to target cancers. ... peptides displayed on the surfaces of tumor cells ... targets (PTTs), derived from proteins that play a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 12Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 13Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 14InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3Biotech Companies To Co-Discover And Co-Develop Antibodies Targeting Novel Phosphopeptide Tumor Targets 2
... YORK, March 27 The Michael J. Fox ... million total to seven research teams working to ... awarded under the Foundation,s Improving Delivery of ... program is designed to address two major challenges ...
... March 26 Sleep disordered breathing, also ... National Football League (NFL) players, and particularly in linemen, ... players, adds to the growing body of research examining ... investigators say. The study will be presented Tuesday, March ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.1 Million to Improve Drug Delivery in Parkinson's Disease 2Mayo Clinic: Retired National Football League Linemen Have High Incidence of Sleep Apnea 2Mayo Clinic: Retired National Football League Linemen Have High Incidence of Sleep Apnea 3
Vertigraft femoral shaft an large femoral cross-section designed primarily for use in lumbar corpectomy procedures. Freeze dried preservation....
... provides anterior column support for single or ... to L5. The system consists of one ... that are stacked to a desired height, ... fiber reinforced polymer material emulates the biomechanical ...
... bone graft substitute (beta-tricalcium ... Chronos is an advantageous ... It shortens operative time, ... quantity and quality of ...
... bone regeneration scaffold. Its ... composite ensures ideal osteoconductivity, ... structure maximizes permeability even ... the most meaningful measure ...
Medicine Products: