Pharmacogenetics and psychiatry

A recent publication by the Mayo Clinic reviewed guidelines for genetic testing and psychiatric medication management showing that precision psychiatry using genetic testing has the potential to improve risk/benefit ratios for mental health medications.

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Michael Wright
Suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicide prevention... in pop culture!!

An estimated 3.9% of Americans struggle with suicidal thought... while this may seem like a small number, it translates to over 9,000,000 people contemplating suicide each and every year! And this number rises to a staggering 7.4% among those aged 18 to 25! Over 3100 adolescents contemplate suicide on a daily basis...

Always remember, you are valuable, you are loved, and you are wanted... even when it does not feel that way, life will NOT be better without you in it! There are resources that can help. Call a friend, call a family member, call 911, call our office, call 1/800-273-TALK (8255), but above all else.... call!!

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Depression at the holidays

Is depression at the holidays more common? What causes us to feel more blue at the holidays when the world around us appears cheery and bright? A recent article from the Huffington Post summarizes this phenomenon well.

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