Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics is a book written by a physician and scientist - both renowned in the field of psychiatric pharmacogenetics - and written specifically for the busy practitioner. It gives a synopsis of the history of how the science of pharmacogenetics evolved, and gives a basic but detailed overview of the science which is rooted in the Cytochrome P450 system. This book is unique in that it is the first of its kind to dedicate a chapter on how adopting pharmacogenetic technology in clinical practice can markedly reduce medico-legal risk, and increase the quality of care. It also dedicates chapters to the ethics and social impact of this burgeoning technology. Finally, and certainly not least, this book provides 15 detailed clinical cases selected from clinic and hospital patients. For the busy psychiatric practitioner, this book promises to advance their knowledge and skills by giving them practical information they can employ in their practices immediately.
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