Have you heard about genetic-testing to help choose the best ADHD medication for an individual?
Many readers have asked me about this. Sorry to say, we are not there yet.
These tests can be useful in limited ways. But they are often misinterpreted (including by physicians) in ways that threaten to deprive people of the ADHD medications likely to work best.
I recruited my scientist-husband (a PhD molecular biologist with decades of experience in genetics) to join me in educating the ADHD public—and medical professionals—on this issue. In clear language and concepts!
Hence this 7-part blog series: Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications: What Your Genes Might Tell You That Your Doctor Cannot
1. Topic overview
2. See our testing results—and my husband’s initial reactions
3. Dive into the details of genotyping (what does the term even mean?)
4. Learn about “when and why” to pursue genotyping —the real-world value and usage
5. Consider the limits of genotyping
6. We put it all together with a closer look at our personal testing results and real-life application of the findings — beginning with Gina’s results…
7. …and continuing with Dr. Goat’s personal test results.