History of Psychiatric Biomarkers

Biomarkers in psychiatric disorders long been the “holy grail” of psychiatry. What is the status of the research and where are we now? The advent of the DSM-5 was suppose to be a new chapter in psychiatry where biomarkers and lab tests would aid in the diagnosis and treatment. However, that has not panned out.

There are in fact already validated “biomarkers” in psychiatry for several neuropsychiatric disorders, including: