Precision psychiatry is a new and emerging field that aims to develop more personalized approaches to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues. It is based on the understanding that psychiatric disorders are complex and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment.
Precision psychiatry takes into account a wide range of factors that can contribute to mental health issues, including genetics, hormones, medication history, cognitive function, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. It also uses biomarkers to identify specific subtypes of disorders and most likely successful treatment plans. By using such targeted methods, clinicians hope to improve treatment outcomes by reducing the chances of trial and error with various treatment options.
Precision psychiatry is leading to the development of new non-drug treatments, such as integrative approaches to treating mental issues that include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), TMS, nutrition, supplementation, physical activity, and developing positive life style choices.
Another goal of precision psychiatry is to identify people at risk of developing psychiatric disorders and to intervene early to prevent the onset of symptoms. This information could be used to develop personalized prevention plans, such as lifestyle changes or early intervention therapy.
Precision psychiatry is a rapidly developing field with the potential to revolutionize the way we diagnose, prevent, and treat mental health issues. While precision psychiatry is still relatively new in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Damayo has been focused in this area of medicine for over 10 years. By working with some of the top clinical research experts, she has developed her unique protocols which has now become the Brain Well Program.
Here are some examples of how precision psychiatry is being used today:
Genetic testing can be used to identify people with genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing certain psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. It can also be used to help predict how a person may respond to certain medications, types of diets, specific exercise routines, and stress. This information can be used to develop personalized prevention plans or to guide treatment decisions.
Brain Well Blood Panel
It is important for you to get your bloodwork done at least once a year, even if you are feeling healthy. Dr. Damayo has created her own custom panel that looks at your hormone levels, thyroid functions, inflammation, cholesterol levels, complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), and lipid panel. Based on your results, Dr. Damayo will create a personalized treatment plan to make sure your brain and body is as healthy as possible.
Environmental factors can play a huge role in your mental health, such as exposure to toxins and chemicals that have made its way into your body, causing the development of psychiatric disorders. Some of these tests might include looking for levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, and mold. Based on results, Dr. Damayo might provide a detox protocol to remove these toxins from your body.
Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, can also play a role in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Precision psychiatry is helping to develop personalized lifestyle recommendations for people with mental health issues.
Precision psychiatry is a promising new approach to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders. As the field continues to develop, we can expect to see even more innovative and effective treatments for people with mental illness.
If you would like to have your genetic testing and bloodwork done with a comprehensive treatment plan
please contact our office at (941) 347-8341 to schedule an appointment with one of our psychiatrists.