predicting depression?

It sounds too simple to be true, but progress is being made on a blood test for predicting postpartum depression.

Prediction leads to strategies for prevention. Prediction means believing in the brain-based nature of mental illness. Prediction means earlier and better treatment. There was a time when people scoffed at a biomarker for any mental condition, but there was also a time when people thought you got ill from wicked humours and dark miasmas. Just because humans haven't figured it out yet doesn't mean it can't be done - often it means they weren't looking!


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