How Our Genes Can Help Determine Depression Treatment
January 22, 2021
From January 25-29, we are exploring how genes can help determine depression treatment with our Corporate Member, GeneSight.
The GeneSight test informs a doctor, psychiatrist or nurse practitioner about genes that may impact how a patient metabolizes or responds to certain medications used to treat depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions. It supplements other information considered by a clinician as part of a comprehensive medical assessment.
The insight a clinician gains from GeneSight test results may improve a patient’s chances of finally feeling like themselves again. In fact, more than one million patients have taken the GeneSight test.
The test can be taken in a clinician’s office or ordered by a clinician to be taken at home by painlessly swabbing the inside of the patient’s cheeks.
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