Q&A: Dr Ajeet Singh on genetically guided prescribing

Using gene profiles to tailor antidepressant dose will likely improve the lives of thousands of patients with major depressive disorder, says an Australian psychiatrist.

Dr Ajeet Singh, a psychiatrist based at The Geelong Clinic and taskforce member for the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, thinks genetic profiling of patients will increasingly become part of psychiatric care as cost barriers fall and the evidence base grows.