Welcome to the final post in this series on genetic testing for ADHD Medication. Dr. Goat and I greatly appreciate your enthusiastic response. Note: We have no business relationship with Harmonyx … [Read more...]
ADHD Genetic-Testing for Medications: How Useful—or Harmful?
People often ask me, “Gina, what’s the best medication for ADHD?” No one wants to hear: “It depends.”
They also ask me about genetic testing for ADHD medications. That is, DNA tests claimed to help identify the best medication for a person with ADHD.
Sorry to say, we are not there yet.
Yet, these tests are currently being misinterpreted in ways that threaten to deprive people of the ADHD medications likely to work best. Even physicians are misinterpreting the genetic-testing results.
To help make sure that people with ADHD have accurate information, I recruited my scientist-husband to write about it here on the ADHD Roller Coaster.
He is a Ph.D. molecular biologist with decades of experience in genetics.
Hence this 7-part blog series: Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications: What Your Genes Might Tell You That Your Doctor Cannot.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to begin with the first post in the series.
Welcome to post 6, the next-to-last post in this series on gene-testing to inform ADHD drug therapy. This blog series began with a single post in mind: Hey, wouldn’t it be interesting for both of … [Read more...]
Welcome to post 5 in the series: Gene-Testing to Inform ADHD Drug Therapy. This week's theme is: You can't stay warm in the winter—even if your heating system is functioning perfectly—if your … [Read more...]
Welcome to the next post in my 7-part series: Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications — Part 4. This post's question: What's the best ADHD medication? The answer: The medication that works best for … [Read more...]
Welcome to Part 3: Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications. It is the first online collaboration between my husband ("Dr. Goat") and me (Gina Pera), and we are thrilled by the enthusiastic response! To … [Read more...]
My husband, “Dr. Goat,” and I share many interests, tastes, and preferences. Still, we are very different individuals. Anyone who knows us can attest. But when the proof of our differences shows up in … [Read more...]
People often ask me, “Gina, what’s the best medication for ADHD?” No one wants to hear the answer: “It depends.” These days, they also ask me about genetic testing for ADHD medications. That … [Read more...]
My husband and I are busy preparing a 6-part blog series on ADHD, DNA, and understanding what "genotype" testing can tell you about medication response. Be sure to subscribe to this blog … [Read more...]