Blood test to predict psychosis risk and most effective treatments

The [new test]( identifies biomarkers in a person’s blood that can objectively measure their current severity and future risk for [schizophrenia] and match them to treatments that will be most effective for their individual biology.

They identified biomarkers that were predictive of high hallucinations and high delusion states, as well as future psychiatric hospitalizations related to hallucinations and delusions. They also studied which biomarkers are targets of existing drugs, which enables the matching of patients to the right treatments.

use of this biomarker test can help reduce subjectivity and uncertainty from psychiatric assessments


This is very encouraging! There’s also a DNA test that will indicate the most effective and least effective medications to treat all kinds of psychiatric conditions. My daughter had it done and it was very useful in her treatment. Wish we could have done it years earlier.

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