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Gene testing to guide antidepressant treatment: Has its time arrived?

By: Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, Contributor, and George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, Guest Contributor Depressive disorders are among the most common conditions that disrupt lives. Fortunately, medications, psychotherapies, and lifestyle changes are usually successful in treating depression and related disorders, even if symptoms are not entirely eliminated. Sometimes people donít gain sufficient relief from treatment, or must try several medications before finding one that works well. In an age of exciting advances, including brain…

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