MorMindful Therapy & Psychiatry of South Florida
Genetic testing has become best practice in psychopharmacology as it has developed rapidly and become more accurate over the last 10 years. Many patients that come to our practice looking for help with medication management, ultimately have to try several different medications before they find the one that works the best for them and for the longest period of time. This process can be painstaking and frustrating for people who just want to start feeling better as soon as possible.
The doctors at MorMindful are now collaborating with IDgenetix to offer patients an alternative to the trial-and-error approach common to psychiatry. If you have insurance, for around $300.00, we can now write you a prescription for mental health genetic testing, which will identify how your genetic make up interacts with many different types of psychotropic medications, giving you the best chance possible to begin treatment with the medication that is preferred specifically for you based on DNA and lifestyle.
Genetic testing by licensed Psychiatrists in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach & Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Information like how well you are likely to metabolize specific medications, whether or not to start with a SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or a SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), and also which medications are more likely to give you unwanted side effects will all be revealed in your results.
Genetic mental health testing can also give you information about important drug interactions that might not be obvious before they occur. The test requires a simple and painless cheek swab done right here in our office.
After the beginning consulation with your psychiatrist, the IDgenetix test kit can be administered immediately. Your DNA sample will then be sent to a Pharmacogenetic lab where the sample is analyzed and your personalized recommendations to tailor your psychiatry treatment plan is produced.
If you or a loved one has been struggling with tinkering with different medications for weeks, months or even years with no relief in sight, call MorMindful today and ask to schedule an appointment for your mental health genetic testing. Our doctors are up to date on their continuing education and board certifications, which means they are open and actively encourage our patients to try any and all new treatment modalities available in modern psychiatric medicine.