Precision medicine for psychopharmacology: a general introduction

Cheolmin Shin, Changsu Han, Chi Un Pae, Ashwin A. Patkar

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Introduction: Precision medicine is an emerging medical model that can provide accurate diagnoses and tailored therapeutic strategies for patients based on data pertaining to genes, microbiomes, environment, family history and lifestyle. Areas covered: Here, we provide basic information about precision medicine and newly introduced concepts, such as the precision medicine ecosystem and big data processing, and omics technologies including pharmacogenomics, pharamacometabolomics, pharmacoproteomics, pharmacoepigenomics, connectomics and exposomics. The authors review the current state of omics in psychiatry and the future direction of psychopharmacology as it moves towards precision medicine. Expert commentary: Advances in precision medicine have been facilitated by achievements in multiple fields, including large-scale biological databases, powerful methods for characterizing patients (such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, diverse cellular assays, and even social networks and mobile health technologies), and computer-based tools for analyzing large amounts of data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-839
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 2


  • Precision medicine
  • big data
  • connectomics
  • electronic health record
  • electronic medical record
  • exposomics
  • personalized medicine
  • pharmacogenomics
  • pharmacometabolomics
  • psychopharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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