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“A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will”

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This September 16, 2014 Huff Post: Mental Health article talks about a new blood test that can help physicians diagnose if a patient is depressed or not.

A blood test and examination - NARA - 513715

A blood test and examination – NARA – 513715 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Patients With Severe Mental Illness Find Supportive Community On YouTube”

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This October 18, 2014 article on the Medical Research and News: MedicalResearch.com  website  contains an interview about recent research that seems to be showing that people with serious mental illnesses have found a sense of community through YouTube where they share experiences about their lives with mental illnesses.  The study is said to be exploratory and the researchers feel more studies need to be done to see if social media sites like YouTube could be a way to encourage peer support among those with serious mental illness.

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