While it’s important that anyone taking medication can benefit from pharmacogenomic testing, it can be especially helpful for those pursuing mental health. Psychiatric and behavioral medications should not be taken lightly and, with so many varieties of anti-anxiety, antidepressive, and behavioral medications available, finding the right course of action can be daunting.
Patients respond very differently to antidepressants, which makes it difficult for doctors to find the right medication on the first try. Complicating things further is that it often takes several weeks for these drugs to have any noticeable effect. All the while, a patient might experience some potentially severe side effects.
Pharmacogenomic testing can offer an easier path, one without long, uncertain trial periods, and unpleasant reactions.
You can see some of the common psychiatric and behavioral drugs we test for below.