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Will PET scans help diagnose PSSD?

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:47 pm
by omar90
I have always assumed that it was impossible to scan for reduced receptor density and loss of SERT transporters etc but this article seems to imply that it is possible with a PET or SPECT scan. Is this the correct?

http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/47/2/302.full

At some point, if enough money was raised, would it not be beneficial to have our brains scanned with these tools and compared to healthy people, and people with depression who aren't treated with SSRI's. Of course this wouldn't tell us about neurosteroids, microbiome etc but could be useful?

I'm not from a science background so I apologise in advance if I'm being stupid or naive but this seems to be a logical approach if these scans can indeed measure receptor and transporter density and activity.

Re: Will PET scans help diagnose PSSD?

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm
by FromPoland
If several people would do this research (with the same specialist). It may be that the doctor would find some common anomaly. Corragio spent 40k $ on research, which probably will not do anything. A better solution would be to spend this money on PET scans for a group of people. This is just my opinion.

Re: Will PET scans help diagnose PSSD?

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:37 pm
by FromPoland
and the rxISK 100 k $ prize is a funny money. It's good that pfs foundation is more developed and thanks to this foundation we will have a medicine.

Re: Will PET scans help diagnose PSSD?

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 pm
by alteredhomeostasis
I almost had an FMRI done like 9 years ago, way before SSRI's or PSSD, or any depression for that matter.
I missed the appointment though because I didn't have a GPS and didn't' get to the appt. in time.
Would be awesome if I had that FMRI and could compare it to one now.

Does someone here have a brain scan from their pre-pssd days?