Forest Student Publishes Article on Future of Mental Health Screening

Forest student Gage Stermensky II published an article exploring the future use of saliva, blood tests, and other bio-indicators of mental health occurrences.

Recent research has demonstrated the capacity of medical facilities to screen for depression in adolescents and youth through saliva mouth swabs. Other research (completed at Stanford) utilized blood mass spectrometry to identify chemical signatures capable of detecting neural cell deterioration. Identification of such deterioration predicts the probability that an individual will develop dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease. Stermensky discusses these studies and implications for the future of mental health assessment through biological and physiological indicators. The future of mental health screening: Swapping screeners for body fluids was published in Neuroscience: The latest in the world of neurons section of The Neuropsychotherapist journal.