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Screening tests are performed by a mental health specialist to determine if a patient is suffering from depression. Screening tests, such as the Beck Depression Inventory and the Hamilton Rating Scale, are used to assess the patient through a series of questions, which can help diagnose the patient with depression.

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Last Spring, I went to a conference in which blood tests for deciding the "right' medication for mood disorders was discussed. These tests determine how a person metabolizes a certain medication, then the doctor could decide what is best for his patient. They were specifically talking about antidepressants, but other medications are being examined…

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro, posted Assessing Depression In a typical busy family practice the doctor might allocate 10-15 minutes for each patient. Despite…

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Deborah Gray, Health Guide, commented on Suffering From Seasonal Affective… Hi all,   I am going to be writing more about this topic, including…

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Deborah Gray, Health Guide, commented on Is it depression or your thyroid? Carrie,It's great. Very thoughtful and really wonderful questions.

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