In Pursuit of Mental Health’s Holy Grail

Diagnosing and treating a mental disorder often involves many different trials of medicines, treatments, and therapies before a solution can be found. There has been no surefire way to scientifically pinpoint the root of a illness. However, psychiatry may be nearing that breakthrough, one that could shake the foundations of how diagnoses are given. A Canadian team of psychiatrists, genetic researches, hormonal and metabolic experts, and immunologists are beginning to delve into the biology and genetics of mental disorders in a way never before seen.

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