Depression in Teens Could Be Diagnosed with Blood Test

Can a psychiatric disorder be diagnosed with a blood test? That may be the future if two recent studies pan out. Researchers are figuring out how to differentiate the blood of a depressed person from that of someone without depression. ... Full Story »

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by Sirajul Islam - Apr. 19, 2012

Enterprising story by Jennifer Welsh about a new scientic discovry to diagnose depression by blood test based on a recent study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The said blood tests aren't meant to replace a psychiatrist, but could make the diagnosis process easier. Fascinating article. And an optimistic finding, despite the small sample size.

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