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Blood tests

Thu, Apr 5th 2007

Are the blood tests that can be done in order to diagnose depression. My husband says the drs. need to do a blood test in order to diagnose exactly what chemical is missing. I have been diagnosed with chemical depression but no blood work has been done. If blood tests can be done can my family physician do this?

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