“The machine learning model achieved C index scores, indicative of discriminative performance, of 0.8 or higher on 12 of 21 clinician-rated symptoms,” wrote the researchers in the study. ElecTreeScore produced the highest C index scores for predicting improvement for symptoms of weight loss, unreality and nihilism, and loss of insight. The team concluded that machine learning may be used to “identify independent associations of symptoms and EEG features to predict antidepressant-associated improvements in specific symptoms of depression.” As next steps, the researchers suggest prospectively validating the approach in clinical trials and settings. … [Read more...] about AI May Help Predict How Depression Symptoms Respond to Treatment
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The Stanford work on using EEG to predict treatment outcomes is just one of several new diagnostic methods being developed to determine which patients will respond to which drugs. For example, research in the emerging field of pharmacogenetics suggests that genetic screening of depressed patients may ultimately help predict not only which patients will best respond to different medications, but also which patients are most likely to experience adverse side effects. … [Read more...] about Brain Waves May Help Predict Who Will Benefit From an Antidepressant
Cancer (21 June- 22 July) This Sun transit in cancer will favour people belonging to this zodiac sign. It will enhance your leadership and administrative skills. You may focus on your work in a better way and will try to establish a cordial relationship with your loved ones. You may feel protective of them. But you may also go through some disagreement with your father. Not only this, but you may also face some ups and downs in your relationship and have some arguments with your spouse/partner. … [Read more...] about Sun Transit In Cancer 2020: How It Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign
3. Watch out for signs of suicidality. Reducing stigma includes normalizing mental illness, but not neutralizing it. Mental health conditions need to be taken seriously, like any other condition. The vast majority of individuals with depression will not die by suicide, but because mental illness, especially mood disorders elevate the risk, it’s a good practice for loved ones (and everyone, really), to be aware of the signs, and get some basic training and support for how to help. Potential resources include reaching out to suicide prevention lifeline, or taking a training such as Question, Persuade, Refer (1hour, online option), safeTALK (4 hours), or ASIST (2-Days, digital option available). … [Read more...] about When Your “Person” Has Depression
Diagnosis Of Fordyce Spots When you approach your doctor with something that you assume to be Fordyce Spots, the doctor would perform his own round of analysis to reach a conclusive diagnosis. Most of the time, these can be determined just by their appearance. However, at times a biopsy might be performed. In this process, a sample of the tissue is removed from the affected region and examined under a microscope. … [Read more...] about Is There A Cure For Fordyce Spots?