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  • Kim

Finding the Right Medication for Depression

The resources that I like to mention on this site are ones that have been recommended to me by professionals in the related fields, or they are recommendations based on experiences of colleagues, friends and family. In this case, I heard about GeneSight from a trusted friend.

Finding the right medication for depression can be tricky but it can make a huge difference in improving one's quality of life. Although Gene Sight's services can be helpful for more than mental health related treatments, I've specifically heard about the benefits of using this site for finding the right depression medication.

The reason I decided to share about GeneSight as a possible resource for mental health is because someone that I know, who had struggled with severe depression for many years and had tried different depression meds with no relief was finally able to find the right medication and feel free from their symptoms of depression.

In order to take advantage of this site's services, your doctor or nurse practitioner must oder the test for you and all it takes is a cheek swab. It seems to be affordable and very easy to do. According to their site, “GeneSight Psychotropic is a pharmacogenomic test which means that it analyzes how your genes may affect medication outcomes. The GeneSight test analyzes clinically important genetic variations in your DNA. Results can inform your doctor about how you may break down or respond to certain medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions.”


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