The diagnosis of schizophrenia and other mental health disorders is increasingly becoming a more scientific process. A new blood test from veripsych looks at biomarkers found in the patients blood that are associated with schizophrenia. The company partnered with Cambridge University in creating the new blood test. While the blood test alone is not intended to diagnose schizophrenia, it can assist a psychiatrist in making the determination. The plans are to continue research and develop blood tests to help identify markers for depression and bipolar disorder as well. It is clear that the way we think about mental illness will continue to evolve as a result of these new tools.
Blood Tests to Diagnose Schizophrenia