Genetics and Psychiatry

Research Update

Is Pharmacogenetic Testing Used—and Useful—in Clinical Practice?

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.