The Spin Cycle–Episode 017
We all know how hard it can be to find the right medication and the right dosage to treat depression(and anxiety)–in fact, for many of us, the whole process can take years to get it right. In this fascinating episode, Dr. Sagar Parikh, professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, talks with Abs and Mags about a recent study he conducted on using genetic testing to allow doctors to personalize the prescription process, thus making it easier for doctors to “get it right” more quickly (and with much less suffering for the patient). Joining the conversation is Carmala Walgren, Depression Sister for 50 years!! who believes using GeneSight, one of the available pharmacogenetic tests, has literally saved her life.