Mill Street Psychiatric is one of the first practices in the U.S. to adopt personalized medicine into psychiatry. Mill Street Psychiatric is now offering patients access to gentic testing as a valuable, integrated approach to assist in the design of optimal treatment plans that might traditionally require a lengthy trial and error period
Personalized medicine identifies specific genetic variations that modify the body’s response to various drugs and therapies. These genetic variations help clinicians match the most effective medication to the individual patient’s needs. The genetic test is a simple saliva test that can be easily and quickly administered in our office. The sample is then analyzed in a laboratory for genetic biomarkers that reveal how a patient might respond to the most widely prescribed classes of psychotropic drugs. Results of the test can show how the body metabolizes medication, including identifying the most effective medications for the patients genetic makeup, with reduced possibility of unexpected complications. The test can be used for a range of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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