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Why don't we have biological tests for mental illness?
1. The doctor's name, Just, makes this article difficult to read.
2. I was just reading about how many illnesses can be triggered, worsened, or simply caused by blood sugar levels. So much so that Alzheimers is now being called Type III Diabetes. I actually heard it on the radio and decided to look it up to find out more. There is a lot of information beyond the link I posted.
I feel it would be much more beneficial to determine exactly what depression is, what causes it, and what systems are affected before time and money is spent searching for diagnoses like these. Is it a monoamine deficiency or imbalance as has been theorized since the dawn of anti-depressant medication? What about different types of depression? What makes some depression resistant to medication if it is strictly a monoamine-related disorder? So many questions still need to be addressed regarding this disease that I don't think that trying to invent new diagnoses is the best route right now.