Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Genetic Influences on Response to Drug Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Genetic Influences on Response to Drug Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders

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Title: Genetic influences on response to drug treatment for major psychiatric disorders Editors: Janusz K. Rybakowski, Alessandro Serretti ISBN: 978-3-319-27038-8; ISBN 978-3-31927040-1 (eBook) Publisher: Springer International Publishing -ADIS Number of pages: IX, 117

Pharmacogenetics is a growing field in psychiatry. The benefit of pharmacogenetics is development of personalized use of pharmacotherapy that can provide better efficacy and safety in treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders as well as reducing adverse drug events. The book provides a reader with the full insight into present knowledge of genetic influences on response to drug treatment for major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. It helps the reader with better understanding how genetic factors influence psychotropic drug response. The book consists of seven chapters. Chapter one is based on pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia. Chapter two is dealing with pharmacogenetics of serious antipsychotic side effects. …

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