A blood test for depression? New research points the way
By Linda Carroll: MSNBC News
A simple blood test may one day be all thatís needed to help parents figure out whether a child is suffering from clinical depression or normal teenage angst, a new study suggests.
In a pilot study of 28 adolescents, scientists showed that teenage depression could be diagnosed through a panel of 11 genetic markers, according to a report published in the journal Translational Psychiatry.