There was a great article about this on nurse.com a few years ago.
Six months ago, psychiatric nurse practitioner Laura Leahy decided to try a little-used kind of testing to help a patient who had suffered from profound depression for more than 30 years.
Leahy, RN, MSN, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC said the patient cried daily, had regular migraines and fatigue, didn’t want to get out of bed and had lost the will and energy to enjoy life.
She had tried numerous therapists, multiple medications and 18 electroconvulsive therapy treatments.
So Leahy, who has a private practice called APNSolutions in Vineland, N.J., sent a saliva sample to Genomind in Chalfont, Pa., for a genetic test to check the patient’s DNA for clues.
I’m very glad to see that practices are embracing this valuable tool to tailor treatments to their patients.
Let us know how it works out for you!