Genetics and Psychiatry

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Pharmacogenetic Testing: An Update

Topics: Diagnostic Testing | Genetics and Psychiatry | Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | Practice Tools and Tips

Given how many essentially equivalent medications we have to choose from, how great would it be to have a test that tells us which drug to prescribe for which patient? Everybody wants personalized medicine, and in some other specialties, such as oncology, this is becoming a standard part of treatment. In this article, we’ll review some of the basics o

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Understanding Pharmacogenetics Research

Topics: Diagnostic Testing | Genetics and Psychiatry | Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | Practice Tools and Tips

TCPR: Dr. Uher, you have been a co-investigator on the major studies of pharmacogenetics in psychiatry. It’s a complicated field, and I thought you could explain how the research is actually done. Dr. Uher: The basic goal of this kind of research is to try to find an association between a genetic variant and the clinical response to a particular m

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