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(TIME) — Promising new research suggests that a simple brain test, paired with insights from artificial intelligence, can predict whether an antidepressant will work on a given patient.

New research suggests that a simple brain test, paired with AI insights, can predict whether an antidepressant will work on a given patient.

Promising new research published in February in Nature Biotechnology suggests that a simple brain test, paired with insights from artificial intelligence (AI), can predict whether an antidepressant will work on a given patient. Trivedi and a team of researchers took data from a previous study in which more than 200 people with depression had an electroencephalogram (EEG)—a non-invasive test that records a person’s brain waves through electrodes placed on their scalp—and were then given either sertraline (a widely prescribed antidepressant marketed as Zoloft) or a placebo for eight weeks. If those who responded well to sertraline shared a common brain-wave pattern, that might provide a big clue for whether or not any individual will respond to the drug.

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