Future £10 Test to predict the Baby Blues?

British doctors reveal important research that could help thousands of women at risk

New test could prevent baby blues for many
A simple blood test may be available in five years to detect those who are a risk of post-natal depression

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.