Lecture – The Status of Laboratory Testing to Predict Antidepressant Response

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Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin – Visiting Scholar Series

This lecture covers research on predicting antidepressant response in patients with depression. Dr. Nemeroff discusses the status of current laboratory tests, including the ineffectiveness of current commercial pharmacogenetic tests. He also reviews the role that pharmacogenomics could play in predicting treatment response in the future.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Explanation of the scientific principles that underlie genetic testing in medicine
  • Identification of the current status of pharmacogenomics testing in predicting treatment response in psychiatry
  • Discussion of the future of personalized medicine in psychiatry