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Comments made by tim1680

La Jolla Biotech's Blood Test Could Help Doctors Diagnose Depression

This is very interesting. I'm a family physician. I couldn't see myself ever prescribing medications to a patient who I didn't thinik was depressed, regardless of what the test shows. Nor would I withhold treatment from someone with a negative test whom I diagnosed with depression. Where I see this test being most useful is for clearly depressed patients who are reluctant to start treatment. If you can show a patient some objective evidence of their illness, they may be more accepting of it.

January 8, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )