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Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
January 29, 2016

I know of no tests that are better than a good clinical evaluation. While the odds are increased that your children may have depression if there is a family history, many family members often do not develop this mental illness. Scientists are looking for biomarkers in their extensive ongoing research using diagnostic tools like MRI, EEG, and genetic studies.

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member
Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute

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