How Ethnicity Influences Medication Response
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 10, October 2018
Donna Lisi, PharmD.
Contributing writer to the Carlat Psychiatry Report newsletters.
Chris Aiken, MD.
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Drs. Lisi and Aiken have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
From cultural expectations to genetic variations, ethnicity has a strong effect on medication response. In this article, we’ll review five areas where ethnic groups can differ in their biological response to psychiatric medications.