Many approved medications are available on the market today to treat a variety of mental health conditions. However, not everyone responds to medications in the exact same way due to factors such as age, weight, general health and nutrition. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup has been consistently shown to influence how he/she will respond to certain medications. The study of how genetics can affect drug response is known as pharmacogenomics.
How Can the Mental Health DNA Profile assist?
Mental Health DNA Profile analyses patients’ DNA to identify specific genetic variants that can affect how they respond to over 50 psychiatric medications [see tab below] indicated for major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, seizures, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and other neurological disorders.