Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia
It's often difficult for doctors to tell the difference between depression and schizophrenia, especially early on. Now, researchers say they're on the trail of a blood test that might be able to do just that. Dr. Ami Baxi agreed with Krakower that "although this method will not capture everybody with depression or schizophrenia, it is a step towards earlier and more accurate diagnosis with potential for targeted treatment options."
NYMC Faculty: Ami S. Baxi M.D., instructor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences