Friday, September 2, 2011

Biomarkers for Psychiatric Disorders, 1st ed. 2008



Biomarkers for Psychiatric Disorders 2008
Chris Turck
ISBN-10: 0387792503
ISBN-13: 978-0387792507




Biomarkers hold immense promise for the early detection of disease. Unlike other disorders like diabetes and heart disease where a limited number of biological markers are at hand that allow the physician to come up with a reliable diagnosis, there are currently no such markers available for affective disorders. As in any other disease area a major goal is therefore the identification of early markers that can categorize subsets of subjects in a consistent manner. This will allow a more precise definition and categorization of affective disorders and in turn facilitate investigations of the pathogenesis of the diseases and enhance our ability for treatment.







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