Personalized medicine in psychiatry: problems and promises

  title={Personalized medicine in psychiatry: problems and promises},
  author={Uzoezi Ozomaro and Claes Wahlestedt and Charles B. Nemeroff},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
The central theme of personalized medicine is the premise that an individual's unique physiologic characteristics play a significant role in both disease vulnerability and in response to specific therapies. The major goals of personalized medicine are therefore to predict an individual's susceptibility to developing an illness, achieve accurate diagnosis, and optimize the most efficient and favorable response to treatment. The goal of achieving personalized medicine in psychiatry is a laudable… CONTINUE READING