Treating mental health disorders with medications is an essential skill for doctors. That is the principal role of psychiatrists. They meet with the patient. They diagnose the problem and then write the prescription.

The problem is that each prescription is a chemistry experiment. No one can predict how a patient with depression, anxiety or a bipolar mood disorder will respond to the medications. Each patient is different. Each patient reacts differently to their medications.

It is time to end the chemistry experiment.

Now a simple genetic test using some cells from inside your mouth can be used to determine how a patient will respond to mental health medications.

The results of the genetic analysis, called pharmacogenomics, provides great intelligence about how to treat the patient.

The results of the tests such as inagene or one ome will tell the prescribing doctor what to avoid and what to use. It is simple.

And the test results will tell the prescribing doctor who is likely to become addicted to opioids and which type of cannabis to use for therapeutic reasons.

So we can stop the chemistry experiments and personalize the use of mental health medications with the use of a simple and modestly priced genetic test.

Tell your doctor about this test and that you don’t want to be involved in a chemistry experiment. Tell your doctor that you want personalized medicine. Or call RCM Health Consultancy and we will arrange for the genetic testing. 647 350 5500.

Raymond Rupert patient advocate and healthcare consultant.