Pharmacogenetics: Ready for Psychiatric Practice?

While it struggled to reach consensus on key issues, an expert panel that revised guidelines on psychiatry-related genetic tests recommended pharmacogenetic testing as a support tool in guiding clinical care decisions and stressed the importance of communicating incidental findings of genomewide testing in a clear and transparent manner. More than 50 international experts from psychiatry,

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Pharmacogenetics: Assessing Medication Tolerance

Medical research has worked to make psychiatric drugs more effective, but the “trial and error” approach to prescribing has long frustrated the mental health community. One example that still bothers Dr. Cheryl Clark, VP and chief medical/chief clinical officer at the Mental Health Center of Denver, is a young Denver woman in particular. The woman experienced

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