Blood Test That Allegedly Predicts Suicide Risk Only Looks Promising in the Media, Not in Science

August 19, 2014 8:24 PM

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For those who have been devastated by suicide, the news was encouraging: Researchers have discovered a simple blood test that can allegedly identify those who might consider taking their own life.

"With a test like ours, we may be able to stem suicide rates by identifying those people and intervening early enough to head off a catastrophe," says Zachary Kaminsky, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and lead author of the study in a press release.

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