FDG PET could predict treatment response for major depressives

June 18, 2013

Previous studies have pointed to treatment-specific imaging biomarkers for predicting response to therapy for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), but brain imaging with FDG PET, particularly of the anterior insula, is going a step further to differentiate response to combined treatments, which could improve management of patients with the mood disorder, according to a study published June 12 in JAMA Psychiatry.