Clinicians’ perceptions of pharmacogenomics use in psychiatry

Written by Chan CYW, Chua BY, Subramaniam M, Suen ELK, Lee J

Aim: This study aims to assess the attitudes and opinions of clinicians practicing in psychiatry toward pharmacogenomic testing, and in so doing elicits possible barriers and risks to employ this technology in patient care. Materials & methods: Doctors and pharmacists presently practicing in psychiatry were invited to participate in an anonymous web-based survey. Besides information on participant characteristics and experience in psychiatry, specific themes on pharmacogenomics including self-assessed competency, perceived usefulness in clinical situations, perceived risks and preferred mode of education were evaluated. Results: A total of 81% of respondents believed that pharmacogenomic testing would be useful for identifying suitable...

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