Many people with mental illness take medication to help them manage their symptoms, but finding the right medication can be challenging. 


Advances in pharmacogenetic testing mean that individuals now have a better chance to understand how their bodies will respond to certain drugs, which can save them time finding an effective psychiatric medication.


For more about this exciting development, check out What Is Pharmacogenetic Testing? (And Who Should Get It), the latest post by Jonathan R. Stevens, MD, MPH, on Menninger's Psychology Today blog.


Dr. Stevens is the chief of Outpatient Services and chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic.