PGx Testing: Choosing Depression Meds
Going through depression is a difficult process and, sometimes, medication is necessary to help you feel like yourself again. Unfortunately, there isn’t a depression medication that suits everyone’s needs. The large variety of depression medications out there can be quite overwhelming, but there is a way to more easily find the right one for you. Through PGx testing at Dynamic DNA Labs, we can help you find the right solution.
What is PGx Testing?
PGx testing, otherwise known as pharmacogenetic testing, is a more personalized approach to prescribing medication. Not everyone responds to medicines the same way, and through PGx testing, we can determine which medications will best suit you while minimizing the chances of you having an adverse reaction. PGx testing is truly revolutionizing the medication industry and helping patients find relief much faster than ever before.
Using PGx Testing for Depression
One of the most frustrating things about dealing with depression is the time it takes to find the right medication for you. What works wonders for one person may do absolutely nothing for another. There are numerous factors that cause depression. Depression is often attributed to a chemical imbalance in the brain — but this is an oversimplification and only scratches the surface. It’s no wonder that people often don’t get prescribed the right depression medication the first time. Most people will go through multiple different medications before finding one that works.
The worst part about this phenomenon is the fact that depression medication needs time to build up in your system. That means you won’t know whether or not the medication works for some time. Continuing to try medications that don’t work means you have to deal with depression for that much longer. PGx testing can change this. By examining your DNA, we can greatly narrow down the medications that won’t work for you, and ones that will. This means less trial and error, less time going to the doctor, and less time living with depression. PGx testing is your fastest path to healing.
PGx Testing with Dynamic DNA Labs
If you’re interested in PGx testing for yourself, Dynamic DNA Labs can help. With our state of the art technology and expert staff, we can get you accurate results and help your doctor find the right medication for you. We also offer a variety of other DNA testing services. For more information about PGx testing and our other services, contact Dynamic DNA Labs today.