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Blood tests for depression

Posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

This article is about a blood test for depression in teens:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=depression-in-teens-could-be-diagnosed-blood-test

And this one is about a blood test for adults:

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/02/blood-test-for-depression/

 

Re: Blood tests for depression Hugh

Posted by Phillipa on April 18, 2012, at 12:12:41

In reply to Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

So basically it tests for inflammation which leads to depression hints at medical conditions being basis of. So is it illness? I do know that motrin useage leads to feeling more up. So is the key different meds for inflammation? Phillipa

 

Re: Blood tests for depression Hugh

Posted by Phillipa on April 18, 2012, at 12:20:28

In reply to Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

Search the cure. Phillipa

://www.drfranklipman.com/natural-remedies-for-inflammation

 

Re: Blood tests for depression Hugh

Posted by Phillipa on April 18, 2012, at 12:23:36

In reply to Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

Try this different site as first has to do with the omegas anyway. Phillipa

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400149/balancing-omega-3-and-omega-6.html

 

Re: Blood tests for depression

Posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 18:42:32

In reply to Re: Blood tests for depression Hugh, posted by Phillipa on April 18, 2012, at 12:12:41

> So basically it tests for inflammation which leads to depression hints at medical conditions being basis of. So is it illness? I do know that motrin useage leads to feeling more up. So is the key different meds for inflammation? Phillipa

The nine biomarkers in the blood test for adults are alpha1 antitrypsin, apolipoprotein CIII, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, cortisol, epidermal growth factor, myeloperoxidase, prolactin, resistin and soluble tumor necrosis factor alpha receptor type II

Here are the two studies:

http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v2/n4/full/tp201226a.html

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2011166a.html

 

Re: Blood tests for depression Hugh

Posted by Phillipa on April 18, 2012, at 21:03:28

In reply to Re: Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 18:42:32

Thanks so much!!!!

 

Re: Blood tests for depression

Posted by LostBoyinNCReturns on April 20, 2012, at 13:16:43

In reply to Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

I will believe psychiatry will develop blood tests or brain scans for severe and persistent psychiatric disorders...never. They dont want to. They like it the way it is...ambiguous.

Remember, psychiatric disorders are NOT physical!! According to the shrinks.

Closest thing to a blood test you can get for depression is to have your GP or an endocrinologist give you thorough blood testing for thyroid problems, testosterone levels if male, type II diabetes if you are obese and middle age or older and probably a few other things like iron deficiency and anemia.

Problem is, a lot of GP docs and endocinologists wont do this stuff unless you ask them to and maybe push them to do it. Especially if you have managed care health insurance.

Eric

 

Re: Blood tests for depression LostBoyinNCReturns

Posted by Phillipa on April 20, 2012, at 21:28:36

In reply to Re: Blood tests for depression, posted by LostBoyinNCReturns on April 20, 2012, at 13:16:43

Got Hasimotos thyroiditis, multiple other stuff also. So I take the meds and realize all my problems started with menopause the failure then of thyroid, hormones gone, and chronic lymes disease still positive but no more antibiotics why? Phillipa

 

Re: Blood tests for depression

Posted by TiredofChemicals on April 29, 2012, at 10:03:56

In reply to Blood tests for depression, posted by Hugh on April 18, 2012, at 11:47:05

> This article is about a blood test for depression in teens:
>
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=depression-in-teens-could-be-diagnosed-blood-test
>
> And this one is about a blood test for adults:
>
>
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/02/blood-test-for-depression/

^^^
DOCTOROFMIND (On YoutubE) has talked about this issue and I get the feeling that he is very active in pursuing this idea.

He is totally involved in the bio-chemistry, brain function and chemical effects in the mind and body.

I think he is an interesting character. He is definitely not your; white coat, uptight, anti-social, type of doctor.

Regards



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