Can this report actually predict which antidepressants can be effective for an individual patient?
G Mc You are a smart woman I have one copy and paste from google from a well know clinic but even just personal almost everyone I HAVE SEEN USE THIS SYSTEM GeneSight, Have been very unhappy with the results. It really goes back to just telling the doctor how you feel symptoms etc. and they claim on this on a 10% error rate but I would but my last dollar that it is much higher. Stick with you doctor's advice and if you have been seeing the same doctor long time and feel stuck it may be time to get another opinion nice to hear from you and I am sorry I can't be of much help they just truly have not come out with a good blood test until they get much better than this I WELL WAIT MYSELF i AM NOT GOING TO ROCK THE BOAT ANYMORE THAN IT IS. HUGS cHUCK1957 HER IS THE COPY AND PASTE AND FEEL FREE TO GO BACK AND CHECK OTHER SIGHTS BUT THEY ARE ALMOST ALL THE SAME OR THEY ARE NOT RELIABLE. AND UNTIL PLACES LIKE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY START TO USE THESE Tests FORGET IT. paste from google(((To support your patient discussions about GeneSight, we’ve put together a list of commonly
asked patient questions and answers about the GeneSight test.
Q: How do my genes affect which medication may work for me?
A: Your genes may affect the way medications work in your body—some medications could work better with your
unique genetic profile and some medicines might not work well at all for you. Your genes also can affect how
quickly your body breaks down (metabolizes) medicine and gets medicine into your bloodstream. For example,
codeine can be an effective painkiller for some people. However, for about 10 percent of people, it has no effect
whatsoever. (Source: National Institutes of Health.)
When a medication doesn’t work with your genes, you may not get the relief you need, and you may have
additional unwanted side effects. By matching the medication to your genes, you have a much greater chance of
getting on a medication that could help you.
Q: How could GeneSight help me?
A: GeneSight gives me a tool to help plan your treatment. GeneSight is designed to help me get you on the right
medicine faster with fewer unwanted side effects.
GeneSight analyzes your genes and then matches the information about your genes to a list of medications that
could treat your condition. The report shows which medication may work better with your genes and how your
body might process those medications. That gives me additional insight to help select the medication that may
work best for you.
Q: Will GeneSight work for me?
A: Pharmacogenomics is a relatively new field, but GeneSight is the only neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics
technology that is supported by multiple clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals. In clinical testing,
GeneSight is proven to double the rate of remission and response for patients versus treatment as usual. The
clinical evidence is strong that it will help us find the right individualized treatment plan for you.
Q: What types of conditions can GeneSight be used for?
A: Four GeneSight test panels are available:
• GeneSight Psychotropic: matching genes to medications that are FDA-approved to treat depression, anxiety,
bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other neuropsychiatric conditions.
• GeneSight ADHD: matching genes to medications that are FDA-approved to treat ADHD and Narcolepsy
• GeneSight Analgesic: matching genes to FDA-approved medications that can treat acute and chronic pain )))) please feel free to ask me anything I can help but it is very weak.
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