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Brain Imaging Could Predict Response to CBT in Depression

Key clinical point: Functional MRI could identify neurological predictors of responders to cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression.

Major finding: Neural activity in the right striatum is greater in CBT responders, compared with nonresponders.

Study details: Study of 37 people with depression.

Disclosures: The study was supported by several entities, including the Chief Scientist Office and the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation. No competing interests were declared.

Source: Queirazza F et al. Sci Adv. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aav4962.