A Stratified Treatment Algorithm in Psychiatry: A program on stratified pharmacogenomics in severe mental illness

Frequently asked questions

Welcome to the Psych-STRATA project's FAQ page. We understand that the information surrounding personalized medicine in mental health can be overwhelming, which is why we are committed to providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. We are looking at empowering you with the knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about mental health.

What is treatment resistance ?

In a particular subgroup of affected people, the majority of treatments will not improve the medical condition. It is in these cases that we talk about treatment resistance.

What are the consequences of treatment resistance?

The main consequence is that patients can spend years on a trial-and-error period until the right medication is administered to them and the medical condition improves.

Why is Psych-STRATA important?

Psych-STRATA aims to minimise these trial-and-error periods by identifying very early in those people who will suffer treatment resistance.

How is Psych-STRATA supporting mental health patients?

Psych-STRATA helps people with mental health problems by creating special treatment plans that are based on research and personal information. They use technology and medical information to find the best way to help people with

schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression, and to help them as early as possible.

What is personalised medicine?

It is the opposite of "one-size-fits-all" when applied to the selection of treatment options in health care. In essence, personalised medicine takes advantage of individual biological information to make an informed decision during the

selection of the tailored treatment option for a given patient.

What are we doing with the results of the project?

We are using the results of the project to create new ways to help people with mental health problems. This includes finding effective methods to identify individuals at risk for treatment resistance early in the condition, developing personalised

treatment plans and improving the way mental health care is provided.

How is the project organised?

The project Psych-STRATA is organised by a group of partners including universities, research organisations, hospitals and patient organisations from different countries. They work together to study mental health by collecting and analysing

data, and developing new ways to help people with mental health problems.

What will happen once the project comes to an end?

Once Psych-STRATA comes to an end, the findings will be published and shared with the public to help advance knowledge in mental health care.

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