Precision medicine for psychopharmacology: a general introduction.


Journal Article (Review)

INTRODUCTION: Precision medicine is an emerging medical model that can provide accurate diagnoses and tailored therapeutic strategies for patients based on data pertaining to genes, microbiomes, environment, family history and lifestyle. AREAS COVERED: Here, we provide basic information about precision medicine and newly introduced concepts, such as the precision medicine ecosystem and big data processing, and omics technologies including pharmacogenomics, pharamacometabolomics, pharmacoproteomics, pharmacoepigenomics, connectomics and exposomics. The authors review the current state of omics in psychiatry and the future direction of psychopharmacology as it moves towards precision medicine. Expert commentary: Advances in precision medicine have been facilitated by achievements in multiple fields, including large-scale biological databases, powerful methods for characterizing patients (such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, diverse cellular assays, and even social networks and mobile health technologies), and computer-based tools for analyzing large amounts of data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shin, C; Han, C; Pae, C-U; Patkar, AA

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 831 - 839

PubMed ID

  • 27104961

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27104961

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-8360

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/14737175.2016.1182022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England