Changes in brain function of depressed subjects during treatment with placebo.

@article{Leuchter2002ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in brain function of depressed subjects during treatment with placebo.},
  author={Andrew F. Leuchter and Ian A Cook and Elise A. Witte and Melinda L. Morgan and Michelle Abrams},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 1},
  pages={
          122-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE It has been proposed that 50%-75% of the efficacy of antidepressant medication represents the placebo effect, since many depressed patients improve when treated with either medication or placebo. This study examined brain function in depressed subjects receiving either active medication or placebo and sought to determine whether quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) could detect differences in brain function between medication and placebo responders. Both QEEG power and cordance… CONTINUE READING

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