A few months ago I had genetic testing done to see what medications- antidepressants / antipsychotics should work best for treating my depression and schizophrenia.
It was the first time I had ever heard of it so thought I would share if maybe something others might want to look in to.
Side note: No not paid to push this, just thought was interesting.
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thank you for talking about genetic testing for medications, that could/may/maynot work for certain mental illnesses. a friend of mine had brought this up. i was kind of not paying attention to him, because i was thinking, that it would cost way too much. i'm going to share this video with him. my daughter being in the "behavioral health hospital" in arizona, and having medicaid and a stubborn, pig headed social worker, probably wouldn't be able to have this done, until, the opportunity presents itself (say at another facility, or if i pay out of pocket, and she agrees).
Medicine can only take a person so far, living your life in the most positive way possible is important. This is coming from someone who spent 6 weeks impatient due to depression, still someone made me laugh when i was there and I remember that till this day.
The first thing that you talked about with the Seretonine reuptake medicine... Or SSRI's I believe, does tell you that you are very sensitive to them and that it is easier to "overdose" with them. But that just means that you can get the serotonine syndrome more easily. Serotonin syndrome is typically caused by the use of two or more serotonergic drugs, including SSRIs. Serotonin syndrome is a short-lived condition that can range from mild (most common) to deadly. Mild symptoms may consist of increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, dilated pupils, myoclonus (intermittent jerking or twitching), as well as overresponsive reflexes.
At least that is what I make of it, I work in a pharmacy as an assistent, so I could be wrong.
I had been wondering about genetic testing. I know pharmacology has been hit or miss for a while now. Thank you for sharing this. I have to mention that I do have my doubts about how accurate the test would be. Which you seemed to get at in your video.
sounds like something that came about in part due to the criticisms of psychiatry always prescribing meds randomly (as opposed to normal bodily medicine where you get tested for a disease and then have a drug prescribed).
i guess it's a step in the right direction for that field, but as you mentioned most of it still seems kind of random and wrong. the genetic stuff is still all just them comparing data and finding correlations (not actual causations), that's why there are only a few things where they can say for certain if you have X gene mutation you will have Y trait/disease. (schizophrenia not being one of those few.)
better video than normal. actually gives us something to talk about.
It wasn't in reaction to anything. This is just the furthest we can (partially) extrapolate from the genetic data we have gathered so far (which is very little). Given enough time, we'll be able to match drugs to people much more easily and give psychiatry a more credible standing among other specialties.
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Thanks for sharing! I think I’ll have to look into this because I’m in between meds right now and it’s HELL. Making classes, work, and even just going through a regular day soooooo hard. Good to know the “maybe” list can have effective meds too.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.