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Better Depression Treatment Could Be Found In Blood Test

According to a recent study, an analysis of blood samples can highlight high levels of inflammation in a patient and help predict which drugs may not be effective. Other recent studies have found a link between increased inflammation and lower success rates from treatment.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It was shown 20 years ago (Adams et al. Lipids. 1996 Mar;31 Suppl:S157-61) that the ratio of AA/EPA in the blood was an excellent marker of depression.  The AA/EPA ratio is also an excellent marker for cellular inflammation as well as IL-1. I guess no one reads the scientific literature anymore.

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