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“Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study”

A depressed man sitting on a bench

A depressed man sitting on a bench (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a new test being studied to see if it can accurately detect if someone is depressed or at risk of becoming depressed.  The test involves a simple blood draw and then the sample is checked for specific markers.  The article indicates that the test results are promising and may offer another tool to help doctors and psychiatrists confirm a diagnosis of depression.

“Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD”

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This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about studies showing a difference in the brain connections of someone with ADHD when compared to the brain connections of someone who doesn’t have ADHD.  While the study needs more research, it is felt that this may lead to better diagnosis of ADHD, and could also benefit people with other disorders like Schizophrenia.

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