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I think I've seen somewhere on here that there is some sort of genetic test to see what medication is best metabolized by a person. My daughter is currently on zoloft and it doesn't seem to be doing anything for her moods. Before months of trial and error with different meds, I thought if there was a blood test to see what meds would work best, that would be a better way to go.
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It's much easier than a blood test.  They take a buccal cheek swab (cotton application to get some skin cells from the inside of your mouth) and three days later you get the reports.  It was easy, painless (although it did take a little bit for the psychiatrists to figure out how to bill it outside of a research study) and highly accurate for both me and my daughter.  Cannot recommend it enough.

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That sounds even better. Do you know the name of it? Is it experimental? I want to be armed with as much information as I can when we go to the doctor. Thanks!

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Hi deetz,

It is used very frequently by Kartini Clinic. Here is a blog post from their website. The name of the company they use is also there.

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2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, tons of variety in food, stepping back into social life. Sept 2017, back to school full time for the first time in 2 years. Happy and relaxed, just usual non ED hassles. 

  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal. (but don't give up on the plan too soon, maybe it just needs a tweak or a bit more time and determination [wink] )
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