Blood test may be able to detect suicidal tendencies

July 31, 2014 2:58 AM

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A simple and quick blood test that could indicate that a person may exhibit a predisposition to suicide could serve as a future prevention tool, researchers say.

The blood test could reveal the presence of a genetic indicator that can reveal someone's susceptibility to the consequences of anxiety and stress and a resultant risk of possible suicidal thoughts, behaviors or attempts, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say.

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