Scientists at Warwick University have developed a £10 test that gives advance warning of postnatal depression, which will allow women to have early treatment that could even stop the condition taking hold. The test could be in widespread use within five years and the researchers said it could revolutionise care of pregnant women. Given early in pregnancy, it uses a few drops of blood to determine whether a woman has faulty genes that put her at risk.
- Read New test could prevent baby blues for many, by Patricia Casey, Independent.ie, 8th July2013.
- Read Postnatal depression blood test breakthrough, Guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 2 July 2013.