Pharmacogenetics research supports children and adolescents

Medication can affect kids in different ways and there are some children who will either not improve or will suffer an adverse reaction. For kids already trying to manage anxiety or depression, it’s not healthy. For their helpless parents, it’s heartbreaking. Scientists now know answers lie in the child’s genetic makeup, and research at the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health will explore new frontiers of precision medicine that could reshape the way healthcare specialists care for kids.