Managing Anxiety and Depression – the role of Pharmacogenetic Testing
As a parent, watching your child or teen suffer with anxiety or depression can be excruciating, and in these times of pandemic-driven stress and social isolation (while perpetually being “plugged in”), it is something that more parents are dealing with than ever before. Deciding whether or not to pursue treatment with antidepressants can be particularly difficult, especially when only about 30% of patients respond positively to the first drug prescribed to them, with side effects resulting in many kids feeling worse rather than better when they start treatment. We are pleased to share this sponsored article from YummyMummyClub.ca, where former Much Music VJ Erica Ehm shares her very personal story of discovering pharmacogenetic testing as a way to empower herself and her teen to make the most informed treatment decisions possible, and optimize the chances of treatment success.
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