“New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation”

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This January 6, 2015 Feel Guide article talks about ongoing research that seems to point more towards depression being caused by inflammation then what was thought before.  The article estimates that researchers are estimating they are about 5 years away from developing a blood test that will allow them to test for depression based on inflammation.

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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.

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

“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.

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