By Bernard Lerer
This publication offers a conceptual framework for figuring out and learning the pharmacogenetics of psychotropic medications, reports advances within the box, and describes the findings that experience already emerged. insurance extends to antipsychotics, antidepressants and temper stabilizing, cognitive-enhancing and anxiolytic medicines. the amount additionally examines the interface of pharmacogenetics with substance dependence and mind imaging, and considers its influence at the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This e-book defines the younger box of pharmacogenetics because it applies to psychotropic medicinal drugs, and is accordingly an important reference for all clinicians and researchers concerned.
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Despite some initially promising results, consistent data in this regard have remained elusive. The introduction of molecular genetic techniques into psychiatric research has provided the impetus for renewed investigations into the identiﬁcation of psychotropic drug response predictors. It is now possible to extract DNA eﬃciently from blood samples of human subjects, amplify targeted molecular regions for analysis with the polymerase chain reaction, and rapidly genotype individuals at ever increasing numbers of loci in a cost-eﬀective manner.
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Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs by Bernard Lerer