Pharmacogenetic Testing in Clinical Psychiatry
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 12, Number 10, October 2014
Robert H. Howland, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Howland has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commerical companies pertaining to this educational activity.
In psychiatry, personalization is largely based on “pharmacogenetics,” the selection of medications based on genetic factors associated with drug response and tolerability. Could your patient’s genetic code predict which medications you prescribe?