Washington: A simple blood test for diagnosing schizophrenia, the most serious form of mental illness, could be available by the year-end, according to a new study.The disorder, with symptoms that can include hallucinations and delusional thoughts, affects millions of people worldwide.
The test could help confirm diagnoses made on the basis of psychiatric evaluations and allow earlier diagnosis so that patients can be treated earlier.The report appeared in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS` weekly journal.IANS
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