“I found the results to be reliable and useful.”

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My name is BJ Fancher. I’m a PA with a doctorate, and I provide care in family practice and in psychiatry.

It’s really important when people come to you with with depression or anxiety to get it right. If you can use a GeneSight, it helps you then you don’t have to think about, well, if this doesn’t work, I have to go to b. And if this one doesn’t work, these are my favorites. But the more you you do trial and error and don’t get success, that you actually increase their risk for treatment resistant depression or anxiety.

And anxiety is debilitating. That’s why we intervene and treat because if you have a panic attack or anxiety attack, this is what lands people in the emergency room, and I have a lot of people that tell me. I went to the emergency room. I thought I was dying, and they get the emergency room, and they can’t figure out what going on, they do all their bottles, they do their lab work, they tell them, you’re fine.

You’re just having a panic attack, and so we can intervene and treat, and it is treatable.

I’m glad you didn’t have a heart attack. I can’t treat a heart attack. I could prevent one, but I can treat this. So when you pull all your tools together, you’re much more successful.

You know, I’d love to do it on everybody, that comes to the door, but sometimes it’s the people who’ve tried things. Those are the ones you definitely wanna get it on because then you can actually show them on paper. See, you can take the medicine, and that makes people feel better that you’re not just throwing a medicine at them. So about pushing ten years ago, when GeneSight was becoming available,

I found the results to be reliable, and valid and a useful tool. It is a easy test to run. It’s just a swab. There’s no other invasive.

It’s not a needle stick, but it should be part of the kind of like a normal arsenal. And that way you can avoid, interactions or difficult side effects where they just can’t process the medicine. The the company has done such a wonderful job, and I have used other brands. I keep coming back to GeneSight, and I kind of stay with them a hundred percent now because it’s so easy to read and it’s quick, concise, and it’s reputable and validated information.

This story is one clinician’s personal experience. Other experiences may vary.

As with all genetic tests, the GeneSight test results have limitations and do not constitute medical advice. The test results are designed to be just one part of a larger, complete patient assessment, which would include proper diagnosis and consideration of medical history, other medications being taken, family history, and other factors.

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