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Clinical Depression May Be Diagnosable with Simple Blood Test

Could a simple blood test enable physicians to detect clinical depression? According to an article published by CBS News, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a blood test that analyzes nine RNA blood markers which reveal a difference among patients with depression. A study published in Translational Psychiatry looked at 32 adults between ages 21 and 79, with results showing changes in these blood markers after 18 weeks of cognitive behavior therapy.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in Translational Psychiatry.