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Live Chat: What should you know about psychiatric genetic testing?

Live Chat: What should you know about psychiatric genetic testing?

It would be fantastic to have a lab test to help us decide which drugs to prescribe in psychiatry. It's a promising technology, but the marketing has leap-frogged ahead of the science. On Wednesday, October 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, I will participate in a live web chat about this issue that you can read here.

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?

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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.

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Transcribed Web Chat: What should you know about psychiatric genetic testing?

Live Chat: What should you know about psychiatric genetic testing?

It would be fantastic to have a lab test to help us decide which drugs to prescribe in psychiatry. It's a promising technology, but the marketing has leap-frogged ahead of the science. Dr. Carlat participated in a live web chat about this issue. You can read the full discussion here.

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.”