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blog:bpaddock:a_blood_test_for_suicide [2014/08/03 11:53] (current)
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 +====== A blood test for suicide? ======
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 +[[http://​www.hopkinsmedicine.org|Johns Hopkins]] researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a [[http://​www.hopkinsmedicine.org/​news/​media/​releases/​a_blood_test_for_suicide|simple blood test to reliably predict a person'​s risk of attempting suicide]].
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 +//​[[http://​ajp.psychiatryonline.org/​article.aspx?​articleID=1892819&​resultClick=24|Identification and Replication of a Combined Epigenetic and Genetic Biomarker Predicting Suicide and Suicidal Behaviors]]//​ -- 
 +[[http://​ajp.psychiatryonline.org|The American Journal of Psychiatry]].
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 +Would this have helped Karen? ​ When would such test be done?  What happens when the results are positive? ​ What happens when the results are a false positive? ​ What happens when the results are negative and there is a suicide? ​ Paper is behind a paywall so a trip to the [[http://​www.franklinlibrary.org|library]] is required to get those answers, if they are answered in the paper.
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 +{{tag>​John Hopkins Medicine Suicide Blood Test}}
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 +~~DISCUSSION~~