Researchers have developed a new blood test that can determine the risk of anxiety in people and the effect of other factors on it. This test is also able to detect the severity of anxiety in people with this problem and suggest the best treatment for this disease.
According to ScienceAlert, a new blood test developed by the MindX Sciences startup has just been approved by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers. This experiment is investigated Biomarkers of anxiety and measures factors such as proteins, enzymes and hormones related to anxiety.
How did researchers discover the biomarkers of anxiety?
To discover these biomarkers, scientists first selected 58 people in a group known as Biomarkers Discovery Group put. These people were those whose anxiety level was tested at least once between different sessions change did. This group allowed the scientists to find possible biomarkers in the discussion of anxiety.
Then some of these biomarkers on another group including 40 people Biomarkers Validation Group named, were tested. This validation process was important because it assured the scientists that the biomarkers could reliably and accurately predict changes in anxiety.
Finally, these validated biomarkers were used in a third group to predict the state of severe anxiety and clinical acute anxiety. The results of this study showed that 19 biomarkers They can show anxiety changes in the blood.
Currently, doctors try to identify their anxiety level by talking to people and prescribe medicine for them if needed. But if this diagnosis is wrong, the use of drugs can cause problems for patients. Now with this blood test, you can prescribe medicine with more confidence.
In addition, if doctors can predict the occurrence of anxiety disorders in the future through this test, they will be able to intervene in time to prevent the onset of more serious problems or the return of related disorders. The results of the current research have been published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.