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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.

“Pew grant brings cognitive remediation therapy to adults with mental illness in Bucks County”

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This June 29, 2014 article with audio segment is found on the NewsWorks website and discusses a grant recently received by a group in Bucks County that they hope will enable them to help people with mental illnesses improve their cognitive abilities.  The hope is that the program will help people with serious mental illnesses be more successful when it comes to living independently

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bucks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bucks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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