There is an expanding field of research investigating the instrumental methods to measure development of affective disorders. The goal of the commentary is to turn attention of medical practitioners at the molecular spectroscopy techniques (FTIR, Raman and UV-Vis) that can be applied for monitoring and quantification of the phospholipid-protein balance in human blood serum of depressed patients. Even facial overview of cited original research strongly suggest that disturbed phospholipid-protein balance could be one of the biomarkers of affective disorders. The blood serum monitoring of depressed patients would serve as a tool for more effective holistic therapy.
Keywords: Affective disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression, biomarkers, dementia, vibrationa spectroscopy, phospholipid-protein balance
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