Genetic Influences on Response to Drug Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders

  • Janusz K. Rybakowski
  • Alessandro Serretti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. María J. Arranz, Josefina Perez Blanco, Barbara Arias Samperiz
    Pages 1-20
  3. Malgorzata Maciukiewicz, Venuja Sriretnakumar, Daniel J. Müller
    Pages 21-38
  4. Chiara Fabbri, Alessandro Serretti
    Pages 39-54
  5. Janusz K. Rybakowski
    Pages 93-109

About this book


Written by global experts, this book provides a modern comprehensive insight into the pharmacogenetics of treatment of major psychoses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. The pharmacogenomics of three categories of the most important psychiatric drugs, antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers, has been updated and reviewed.

Some promising directions and perspectives for future research in pharmacogenetics in major psychoses are indicated. They are, among others, connected with the development of new methods in molecular genetics and with linking pharmacogenetics assessment with biomarkers, including neuroimaging ones. Finally, the attempts to use pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic, antidepressant and mood-stabilizing drugs in practice are presented. New pharmacogenetic tools may greatly contribute to introducing personalized medicine into psychiatric clinical practice.


Antidepressants Antipsychotic Drugs Biomarkers Mood-Stabilizing Drugs Neuroimaging Pharmacogenetics Schizophrenia Side effects Treatment-resistant depression

Editors and affiliations

  • Janusz K. Rybakowski
    • 1
  • Alessandro Serretti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Adult PsychiatryPoznan University of Medical SciencPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical and NeuromotorUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27038-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27040-1
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