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New Blood Test to diagnose anxiety discovered by a team of researchers in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Head of the team, Prof. Soreck saying that soon they'll begin trials to diagnose also depression in the same way.

I don't have time to translate the whole article yet, but here's the link if someone understand hebrew: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3126033,00.html

I guess in the next days we'll see the article in english on the Hebrew University website: http://www.huji.ac.il

Ynet is the website of Yedioth which is one of the biggest newspapers in Israel, they saying that the full story and more details will be on their next issue of Yedioth weekend edition. i'll get it here tomorrow i guess.
 

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This is good news if it works. My only fear is that it will give more credence to the view of some that all depression and anxiety is a result of something "going wrong" with the body itself, rather than a psychological issue.
 

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It's hard for me to believe that anxiety/depression problems caused only by chemical imbalance in the brain.

But the fact is that meds like SSRI works in fact on the majority of the people.

Personally i think that trauma or reasonable anxiety may lead to that imbalance (that causes the anxiety as a disorder) and not the other way around.
 

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You're exactly right. On-going psychological issues can physically change the chemistry of the brain, but it doesn't follow that the root cause is itself neurochemical.

SSRIs work, but they tackle the symptoms not the issues.

I'm intrigued as to how they can see all this in a blood test, however. Hopefully the article gets translated into English so I don't have to go off and learn Hebrew.
 
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doc: we've run some blood tests, and i'm sorry to say, you've come up positive for anxiety.

lilith: oh no. really? so that's what this feeling is?
 

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You know already that you anxious, but you don't know WHY.

They're running a blood test that may prove that your anxiety is physically based. and maybe also find some good ways to develop better treatment for that disorder.
 

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They're running a blood test that may prove that your anxiety is physically based. and maybe also find some good ways to develop better treatment for that disorder
Well thats good. Although I don't think they will find many cases that are physically based. I do hope this helps them develop better treatment.
 

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Hmmm.....what if you go to the doctor and you say "Doc, I feel really anxious!" He goes, "Well, lets do some bloodwork to find out!" A couple of days later...." Sorry, your bloodwork came out negative, your not anxious. " I guess that when that bloodwork comes back, they wont be able to say its just all in your head....It would be quite confusing, and I dont know what blood marker they would find for this, besides cortisol.

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Maybe this examination would be useful for people who are not sure of themselves or meanings start not to make sense when they see a familiarity with themselves. So, in an essence, it's useful. Alternatively, let's crap (sorry for the slang) the patient and lets see for ourselves if he has it. It's science. Well, you can't really blame them. If you haven't been into it, you can't really say how it is to have it. Maybe a month of anxiety-induced DP/DR would convince them. No, that would be too cruel, say a week instead. But since, myself, have a tention to question myself and my intentions, I say that I am making this too big of a deal (I am trying to use every-day slang). Still, I don't have anxiety-induced DP/DR.
 

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Maybe it's a reaction-product they will look for after the patient ingests another substance. It will be interesting to find out what the article says.
 
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