Making the decision the take medication for your mental illness can be a difficult decision to make. There's a lot to consider when deciding if medication is right for you, from worries about the side effects to safety and effectiveness. P.S. Psychiatry takes prescribing medications very seriously and wants to ensure we prescribe the right medication for each client. After all, what works for one person may not work the same for another. To help with this, P.S. Psychiatry proudly offers Pharmacogenetic Testing to help guide our providers in choosing the right medication for you.
One of the most common concerns patients have when considering medication is whether or not it will be effective and what side effects they’ll encounter. Your P.S. Psychiatry provider is an expert in helping explain the possible side effects and what you can expect, but now, we can provide even more insight for you. With Pharmacogenetic Testing (genetic testing), we can better understand how your unique DNA will respond to different types of medications. This will allow you and your P.S. Psychiatry provider to make the most informed decision with the most personalized data available.
Genetic testing should not replace your provider’s experience or expertise. However, your P.S. Psychiatry provider can utilize your genetic test results to better understand what medication will work best for your unique genetic makeup (DNA). This will help avoid medications where you may be more susceptible to severe side effects or medications that your body won’t respond to.
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