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When Will Mental Illness Be Diagnosed With a Lab Test?

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Will Mental Illness Be Diagnosed With a Lab Test?

Mental illness is the last area of medicine where there are virtually no lab tests to indicate what’s wrong. This has become a major challenge across the field of psychiatry: to give those who suffer from mental illnesses like schizophrenia and depression the same sort of scientific certainty doctors have recently begun to provide to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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