[YOUR HEALTH] Identifying Depression Could Be A Blood Test Away

By Truitt O’Neal, Blogger

Could checking for Depression be as simple as checking cholesterol levels? In the future, researchers say that a new blood test could soon allow physicians to do just that.

Researchers at Northwestern University say that they have developed the first blood test that analyzes “levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression.”

If successful, this new method of diagnosis could help physicians correctly identify Depression and provide more appropriate, effective and timely treatment options.