There’s a new spit-test, which examines five different genes in order to suggest which meds will work best for that particular patient.
It’s currently in the study phase (7 years long, and anchored by CAMH). So far, it’s limited to anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. But it’s looking very promising, and may later be expanded to include meds for other mental issues.
This could make the standard “trial-and-error” process of finding the right meds, much shorter and much easier. (Fingers crossed!)