SPOTLIGHT: Personalized depression drugs on the way


Right now, even the most skilled psychiatrist may play hit-or-miss for weeks or months before discovering which drugs works for a depressed patient. In the future, however, they may be able to cut right to the chase by doing a genetic test. Patients would get the drugs known to help people with their genetic profile. As in other areas of medicine, this could change not only the role of the physician, but the role of the pharmaceutical industry, too. Article

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