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The GeneSight Genetic Test: A Review of the Evidence

Assurex Health recently sent me an email inviting me to dine at Legal Seafood to learn about “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics.” I didn’t go, but increasingly I am hearing from colleagues about their experiences at these dinner programs: “What do you think about this GeneSight test? The data looked pretty impressive at this dinner.” 

Using Psychiatric Biomarkers in your Practice

Choosing the “right” treatment for a given patient involves a large number of factors, including personal preference—both the clinician’s and the patient’s.  Is there a better way?

Pharmacogenetic Testing in Clinical Psychiatry

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In psychiatry, personalization is largely based on “pharmacogenetics,” the selection of medications based on genetic factors associated with drug response and tolerability. Could your patient’s genetic code predict which medications you prescribe?

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For years, we have read articles about the promise of pharmacogenetic testing to help us choose and monitor medication treatment.

Genes Plus Environment in Psychiatry: View Positive Studies Skeptically

Common sense dictates that genetic predispositions probably interact with life stressors to influence our mental health. Plenty of research has been published to evaluate whether this is actually true, but findings have been mixed.

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The GeneSight Genetic Test: A Review of the Evidence [Free Article]

Assurex Health recently sent me an email inviting me to dine at Legal Seafood to learn about “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics.” I didn’t go, but increasingly I am hearing from colleagues about their experiences at these dinner programs: “What do you think about this GeneSight test? The data looked pretty impressive at this dinner.”