Can a blood test help diagnose depression?

"I do not know what's happening to me, I do not want to do anything. I just want nobody to touch me. Why is this happening to me? Sometimes it seems to me that I'm alive, but then again... Even taking a shower is a problem for me... "

Such statements are typical for those suffering from depression. They also constantly say that their"nobody understands".

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They feel thatThey can not express what is happening to them, and experience a feeling of deep loneliness, which only intensifies when they hear:"How do you feel better if you do nothing for this?"

As a result, they suffer from the fact that those around them do not understand.

Many people think that depression is a sign of weakness or cowardice.But this is not so. Only such strong people can endure such pain.

To maintain the will to live, when you feel isolated from the world, you need to be a strong person.

The attitude towards depression, which we mentioned above, has developed because this disease can not be "measured" or "seen".A disease that can not be expressed in numbers is usually underestimated.

Therefore the possibilitydiagnose depressionwith the help of a blood test is very important for these patients. Then everyone will see that they are really sick, and they really have depression, not a "black bar" or unwillingness to do anything.

Is it possible to diagnose depression with the help of a blood test?

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Researchers from the University of Vienna proceeded from the fact that this psychological disorder is associated with the level of serotonin in the body. This substance contributes to the emergence in a person of positive emotions and ideas.

Respectively,in a person with depression, a low serotonin level. The problem was how to detect it.

Lucas Pezavas, the team's scientific adviser, said that they had identified the process of producing serotonin.

The SERT protein, produced in the membranes of brain cells, provides the transfer of serotonin. Researchersfound this protein in different organs.

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For example, in the intestines and in the blood.

He acts there just like in the brain. Therebyyou can trace the whole "network of depression".

The amount of serotonin in the blood corresponds to its amount in the brain. This is confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.

A revolution is approaching in the diagnosis of depression

The network of depression can be called a "network in an automatic mode." When the brain is busy solving complex problems, it is canceled.

But when the brain is at rest, this network is activated.

With depression, it acts so,that "thoughts come to the head". Researchers believe that it will soon be enough to do a blood test to diagnose depression.

itwill make life easier for patients.They will no longer be accused of exaggerating their ailments, that they have no character, that they can not or do not want to face life's challenges.

Many patients complain that relatives accuse them of the fact that they almost bring themselves to a depressive state, do not apply efforts to return to normal life... Having on hand objective tests, patients will be able to demonstrate the injustice of such accusations.

It is worth emphasizing thatfamily support is very important for those suffering from psychological and mental disorders.

When a person is depressed, he has low self-esteem. If relatives and friends show misunderstanding, detachment from him and his illness, the situation becomes even worse.

This is how to twist your arm when it is broken. The pain will increase and the damage will become greater. In no event should one be allowed to do so.

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