Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Scientists identify new biochemical ‘warning sign’ of early-stage depression

(Fujita Health University) Major depressive disorder affects over 300 million people worldwide, but so far there have been no established biomarkers that clinicians can rely on to detect early-stage depression symptoms. Now, in a new study published in Scientific Reports, scientists at Fujita Health University led by Professor Yasuko Yamamoto have shown that the levels of anthranilic acid in blood may provide a basis for identifying patients at risk of major depressive disorder.