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Research into teenage depression

30th November 2012

New research could pinpoint teenagers who are at risk of developing depression and anxiety.

Scientists, who have identified a pattern in the way that some young people process and respond to emotional information, say their findings may lead to cost-effective cognitive tests that will be able to screen for common emotional and mental health illnesses, particularly in people identified as being at high social and genetic risk. Writing in the journal Plos One, the team from the University of Cambridge, say such tests could lead to earlier intervention.

 

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