Psych Meds: Friend or Foe? The Genecept Assay

One out of 6 Americans reading this takes a psychiatric medication and 31 percent of Americans have a close family member or friend who has been diagnosed with mental illness. Psychiatric medications are some of the least understood medications prescribed and often are incompatible with the genetic make-up of an individual.

Dosing of psychiatric medications is typically a trial-n-error approach absent of clear diagnostic indicators and ranges such as blood pressure or heartrate. Those with mental health issues self-report symptoms and often a medication that is effective at controlling the mental health issue cannot be tolerated due to side-effects.

What if there was a better way to anticipate what psychiatric medications would be best tolerated and most likely to achieve the desired outcome with a limited therapeutic dose? What if you could eliminate the trial-n-error, scattershot approach to Mental Health pharmacology? The Genecept assay seeks to answer this question and I am now offering this test to anyone in the US.

Here is a new word for you: psychopharmacogenetics, which is the he science of pharmacological response and its modification by hereditary influence; psychopharmacogenetics is the application of pharmacogenetics to the field of psychiatry.

The Genecept Assay is a genetic test designed to help clinicians optimize treatment decisions for their patients with mental illness. It identifies patient-specific genetic markers that indicate which treatments are likely to work as intended, have no effect or cause adverse effects.

The test itself is an easily administered cheek swab test that analyzes key genes that have been selected based on hundreds of studies showing that variations in these genes can inform treatment decisions. The Assay is used to guide treatment for a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism, schizophrenia, chronic pain and substance abuse, and has been shown in peer-reviewed published studies to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall medical costs.

If you would like to have a Genecept Assay test kit drop shipped to you, please contact my office through our website or by phone during business hours.

On health,

Dr. Coleen Murphy ND, LAc.


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