Functional neuroimaging has established that both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for depression both change the brain, though they change the brain in different ways. This presentation will present findings from positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of functional brain changes mediating depression remission using cognitive behavioral therapy. Differences between cognitive and pharmacological interventions will be discussed in the context of limbic-cortical network model of depression. Implications of this work for understanding the impact of mindfulness meditation as an intervention in the treatment of depression will be considered.
- Dialogue 1316 sessions
- November 9, 2005Dar Constitution Hall, Washington, DC