Learning! A blood test for personalized depression treatment
Right now if you suffer from depression, chances are your treatment will be a bit of a trial-and-error fiasco of medication and (hopefully) therapy. Most people don't get a medication that works for them on the first try, and many more need to do some significant adjustment to their dosage levels before finding something that really works. This period can be really difficult, especially since the wrong drug can actually worsen your depression symptoms.
Now, researchers have found that a blood test can help doctors prescribe the right medication from the start!