Original Publication Date: >1 April, 2016
Publication / Source: Biomarkers in Medicine
Authors: Francesca L Guest, Paul C Guest & Daniel Martins-de-Souza
For psychiatric disorders, repeated failures in converting scientific discoveries into novel drugs has precipitated a crisis and eroded confidence in drug discovery. This review describes how current and future innovations driven by application of biomarkers can help to re-initiate research in this area. This will have a positive impact on the field of psychiatry and result in application of sensitive and specific biochemical tests in parallel with the traditional questionnaires for improved diagnosis.