Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.
‘Have hope. There are many options available to treat what is known as a “treatment-resistant mood or anxiety disorder.”
Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Bruce A Kehr explains the Biopsychosocial model of treatment, which often includes genetic testing.
“Treatment-resistance occurs in a variety of mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and even schizophrenia; as well as many anxiety syndromes, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).”
A patient’s personal genome reveals unique DNA data to help doctors prescribe medication and other non-medical treatments more precisely.