The promise of the quantitative electroencephalogram as a predictor of antidepressant treatment outcomes in major depressive disorder.

@article{Hunter2007ThePO,
  title={The promise of the quantitative electroencephalogram as a predictor of antidepressant treatment outcomes in major depressive disorder.},
  author={A M Hunter and Ian A. Cook and Andrew F. Leuchter},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={105-24}
}
Recent studies have shown overall accuracy rates of 72% and 88% using baseline and/or 1-week change in QEEG biomarkers to predict clinical outcome to treatment with various antidepressant medications. In some cases, findings have been replicated across academic institutions and have been studied in the context of randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Recent EEG findings are corroborated by studies that use techniques with greater spatial resolution (eg, PET, MEG) in localizing brain regions… CONTINUE READING