Could a Blood Test Lead to New Treatments for Depression?

Could a Blood Test Lead to New Treatments for Depression?

Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering from this mental illness, according to the World Health Organization. Despite how common depression is, scientists still have a lot to learn about it. Among what is known is that depression is not a single disease but a variety of feelings and behaviors that may have different underlying causes. “Depressive disorders can present differently in different people. What is known now is that depression affects not just the brain but the whole organism,” said Natalie Rasgon, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at...

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