Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

genetic testing for Psych Meds

In the United States, every one in five Americans takes a psychotropic drug. These medications, also known as psychiatric medications, are typically used to treat mental conditions by altering the brain chemistry to influence behavior, mood and thoughts. With so many different medications on the market, it can be difficult to pinpoint the one that […]

Genetic swab test for medication

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Every year, over 43 million Americans experience mental illness. While some people may have a temporary episode, others have ongoing conditions — about one in every 25 Americans lives with a serious mental condition, such as a psychotic disorder. The topic of mental health has traditionally been considered taboo, resulting in conditions going undiagnosed and […]

Genetic testing for ADHD medication

ADHD genetics Mom and daughter

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental condition. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), an estimated 5% of all U.S. children are diagnosed with ADHD. One of the major challenges of prescribing ADHD medication is finding the right combination of medications and the correct dosages. It can take months, and even years, […]