Learning Objectives, Pharmacogenetics, TCPR, October 2014

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Determine some of the pharmacogenetic tests that can possibly play a role in clinical psychiatry.
  2. Describe the uses of pharmacogenetic testing and reasons why a psychiatrist would consider genetic testing on patients.
  3. Explain what is known about the new insomnia drug suvorexant (Belsomra), which was approved by the FDA.
  4. Summarize some of the current findings in the literature regarding psychiatric treatment.