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Posted: 10/1/2014 4:18:35 PM EST
CHICAGO --- The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by measuring the levels of nine RNA blood markers. RNA molecules are the messengers that interpret the DNA genetic code and carry out its instructions.
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Thought GD would have fun with this.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:48:22 PM EST
Good read. Thanks for sharing.

Hopefully, the next step will be to develop a better antidepressant than Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac and other SSRI's.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:50:33 PM EST
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:54:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Partisan:
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?
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You can get SS Disability from being depressed?
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


You can get SS Disability from being depressed?
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Partisan:
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?


You can get SS Disability from being depressed?


Today I'll bet one could get it for having a hangnail. If one is on 'disability' one isn't unemployed.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:13:13 PM EST
So now depression can be diagnosed with a genetics test?

Interesting.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:16:37 PM EST
The only thing I can hope for is that it leads to better, more effectively treatments, and lessening the social stigma attached.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:22:46 PM EST
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:28:56 PM EST
Just great. The next thing you know it'll be on a form 4473.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:30:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Just great. The next thing you know it'll be on a form 4473.
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I wonder if the dealer will have to draw blood for a test before completing the transaction.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:31:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:36:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Partisan:
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?
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Don't tell the doctor you are a gun owner. That means for me leave the Larue Tactical clothes at home......
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:38:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


You can get SS Disability from being depressed?
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Partisan:
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?


You can get SS Disability from being depressed?

That's the rumor. I believe it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:39:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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And this.

How long until CA requires a blood test to buy or even own guns?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:40:08 PM EST
I'll make the machine throw a rod
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:41:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Coltman77:
Good read. Thanks for sharing.

Hopefully, the next step will be to develop a better antidepressant than Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac and other SSRI's.
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It's called Vodka.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:45:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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Great. NOW I'm depressed.
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Amazing but not at all surprising. I can draw a family-tree from my great-grandmother down to my generation and every single person is diagnosable with some type of mental disorder. I've been convinced for decades that there is a biological basis for many mental health disorders and it's often passed genetically.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:01:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Amazing but not at all surprising. I can draw a family-tree from my great-grandmother down to my generation and every single person is diagnosable with some type of mental disorder. I've been convinced for decades that there is a biological basis for many mental health disorders and it's often passed genetically.
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Oh absolutely. Extremely common for there to be a genetic link with mental illnesses.

When I took heredity and human reproduction in college, one of the classic examples used for genetic traits being passed down from generation to generation was mental illness in one of the European royal lines.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:04:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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Yep-that's where the traction will come from. Won't disqualify FSA fakers (never want to piss of your voters).
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:07:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
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Turn in your guns.
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Yup, that was the first thing I thought when I saw this.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:33:07 PM EST
Interesting. A hundred years ago, people believed that character was part of the bloodline. This idea was dismissed by modern medicine. If this research proves correct, it suggests otherwise. The implications are remarkable. Mental illness is still a mystery.

This requires several repeat experiments to verify the results. The obvious flaw is the selection of patients for the experimental group. Selection is subjective, based on the patient's statements describing himself and the doctor's judgement about the patient.

This is kind of nasty, but I can think of one way to make the selection of depressed patients more objective. You'd need blood tests from suicides who left messages that explained their motiviation.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:34:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:34:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Shane333:
So now depression can be diagnosed with a genetics test?

Interesting.
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The gvt will probably make this test mandatory for certain things and use it to confiscate peoples guns
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:42:35 PM EST
Check the microscope for yourself, you can clearly see the depression blood cell indicators:






Oh , and I think you should be aware of another indicator we found on your blood cells:



Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:48:21 PM EST
I know quite a few that get disability for axiety.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:56:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GoVol98:
Check the microscope for yourself, you can clearly see the depression blood cell indicators:






Oh , and I think you should be aware of another indicator we found on your blood cells:



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LOL that's some funny shit

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 6:59:34 PM EST
What if you don't "suffer" from your depression?

I think they need to run some blood tests for those who are breeding welfare recipients and see if they can't figure out that leading indicator.

I bet I get in trouble for that one. Some way and some how.

Then again I don't suffer from paranoia, I enjoy thinking of new ways that they are after me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 7:02:56 PM EST
I might be cynical but something tells me this will be used to sell even more anti-depressants to people who don't really need them.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 7:10:46 PM EST
i wonder how/if this ties into the study that found that their are 5 types of depression?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/05/17/new-blood-urine-tests-find-5-distinct-types-depression-researcher-says/?intcmp=features
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 7:17:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Amazing but not at all surprising. I can draw a family-tree from my great-grandmother down to my generation and every single person is diagnosable with some type of mental disorder. I've been convinced for decades that there is a biological basis for many mental health disorders and it's often passed genetically.
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Like an Edgar Allen Poe tale.
Running in families.
No disrespect intended, has been known to be passed down centuries ago.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:08:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hdhogman:

Like an Edgar Allen Poe tale.
Running in families.
No disrespect intended, has been known to be passed down centuries ago.
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Originally Posted By hdhogman:
Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Amazing but not at all surprising. I can draw a family-tree from my great-grandmother down to my generation and every single person is diagnosable with some type of mental disorder. I've been convinced for decades that there is a biological basis for many mental health disorders and it's often passed genetically.

Like an Edgar Allen Poe tale.
Running in families.
No disrespect intended, has been known to be passed down centuries ago.


I was thinking more about the "pull yourself up by your bootstraps/mental illness is just a character defect" crowd.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:10:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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First thing I thought when I read that. And news story is out of Chicago no less.

You on the other hand, they already know because, of your screen name.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:10:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
i wonder how/if this ties into the study that found that their are 5 types of depression?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/05/17/new-blood-urine-tests-find-5-distinct-types-depression-researcher-says/?intcmp=features
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Had not heard about this. Thanks for posting the link! I would love to get tested to see where I fall. I also wonder if they are differentiating major depressive episodes from dysthymia, which is what I suffer from.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:55:10 PM EST
Must be an age thing, I'm glad I was around before we were all crazy.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:30:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By makeitflyfast:

You can get it for any medical diagnosis that prevens you from being able to work.

Even being an alcoholic. Seeing how addiction is a medical condition.
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Originally Posted By makeitflyfast:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Partisan:
How many SS 'disability' recipients are getting worried?


You can get SS Disability from being depressed?

You can get it for any medical diagnosis that prevens you from being able to work.

Even being an alcoholic. Seeing how addiction is a medical condition.


Well hell, I am depressed, anxious, and have a wall of whisky.
Who do I talk to about my check?
Work is for suckers.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:32:42 PM EST
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I wonder if the dealer will have to draw blood for a test before completing the transaction.
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Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Just great. The next thing you know it'll be on a form 4473.


I wonder if the dealer will have to draw blood for a test before completing the transaction.



This is why I always drink copious amounts of beer when I go to my gun dealer's house.

To fool any potential blood tests.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:37:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.
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No. Not without incident..


Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:41:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GoVol98:
Check the microscope for yourself, you can clearly see the depression blood cell indicators:






Oh , and I think you should be aware of another indicator we found on your blood cells:



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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:42:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:

And this.

How long until CA requires a blood test to buy or even own guns?
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.

And this.

How long until CA requires a blood test to buy or even own guns?


You can't stop the signal.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:42:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:

And this.

How long until CA requires a blood test to buy or even own guns?
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Originally Posted By WildMadDog:
We tested your blood, don't bother denying it, you're depressed.

Turn in your guns.

And this.

How long until CA requires a blood test to buy or even own guns?


It sounds paranoid, but I could see a fucked up state like CA, NY, IL, or MD doing it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:43:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GoVol98:
Check the microscope for yourself, you can clearly see the depression blood cell indicators:






Oh , and I think you should be aware of another indicator we found on your blood cells:



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Good one sir.
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