Using a blood test to screen for depression

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Using a blood test to screen for depression A new study published it the Journal Translational Psychiatry with Eva Redei, Ph.D. as lead investigator, indicates that screening for depression might soon be as easy as a blood test. The huffingtonpost.com reported on this study and said that the new test that identifies particular molecules in the blood could help doctors diagnose patients with clinical depression. Further, it was found that the blood test could also predict which therapies would be most successful...

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Genetics – Does it Play a Role in Addiction?

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Does family genetics play a role in addictive behaviors and drug problems? FACT: The single most reliable indicator of risk for future alcohol and drug problems is FAMILY HISTORY (genetics). “Alcohol dependence and dependence on other drugs frequently co-occur, and strong evidence suggests that both disorders are, at least in part, influenced by genetic factors. In recent years, researchers have identified numerous genes as affecting risk for dependence on alcohol and drugs. These include genes involved in...

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