Psych Congress Network Feb 25 2018

Genetic Testing Could Transform the Field of Psychiatry

How could genetic testing transform the field of Psychiatry?

Psych Congress Network writes that there is a “Profound Potential of Genetic Testing to Transform Psychiatry.” This article embellishes on information from a professor at the Mayo Clinic that attended the Elevate by Psych Congress conference.

“This is an area that will transform our practice. The question is at what speed and specifically how,” said featured speaker Mark A. Frye, MD, professor and chair of the psychiatry and psychology department, and director of the depression center, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

In summary, pharmacogenomics can help clinician’s make decisions on proper medication treatments for their patients. In doing so, patients can have reduced symptoms, and in some cases, remission.

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