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Hearing test may determine response to depression drugs

Researchers have found that a hearing test (dichotic listening test) may help determine whether SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) antidepressants will be effective for a certain patient. SSRI's include Prozac, Zoloft and Wellbutrin. The hearing test determines whether a persons left or right brain is dominant. The more a patient tends to be left brain dominated, the more likely the SSRI antidepressants will work.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Pittsburgh - WPXI

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Date: 1 December 2004

Source: Pittsburgh - WPXI


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