Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy

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Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy
Source: Science Daily
The failure of SSRI antidepressants can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study. Prescribing the dose of escitalopram based on a patient’s specific genetic constitution would greatly improve therapeutic outcomes.
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January 12th, 2018 by