New blood test could be first to detect clinical depression

September 16, 2014 7:59 PM

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New blood test could be first to detect clinical depression

Depression is not just difficult to treat, it can also be difficult to diagnose in the first place. Scientists are continually looking for better ways to detect this serious mental illness in patients who may not want to talk about it.

Now a new study suggests that a simple blood test could soon allow doctors to diagnose clinical depression as easily as they check cholesterol.

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