Simple Blood Test May Be Able To Predict Suicide Risk

July 31, 2014 10:12 PM

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A simple blood test may be able to predict a person's risk of attempting suicide, according to a recent study The Washington Post reported.

Researchers from John Hopkins University have discovered a genetic indicator of a person's vulnerability "to the effects of stress and anxiety and, therefore, the risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts." The findings could lead to the development of a future took of prevention to lower suicide rates.

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