Precision Psychiatry

Personalize your mental health treatment plan!

Silver Lining Behavioral Health providers use genetic testing to create a personalized mental health treatment plan for you based on how specific genes affect the body’s response to medication. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes impact an individual’s response to medications, combining pharmacology and genomics to develop personalized treatment options. This is especially valuable in psychiatry, where not every medication is effective for every individual. Traditionally, medication effectiveness was determined through trial and error, but pharmacogenomics offers a new, more personalized approach. This new movement towards personalized medicine aims to customize healthcare for each individual, including the selection of medication based on genetic makeup.

Schedule an appointment for a consultation to help you understand the role of the genetic testing in psychiatry, is advantages and limitations.

Tell Me More about Pharmacogenomic Testing

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing provides information on how your genes may affect how your body responds to certain medications. Your doctor can then use this information to help create a treatment plan based on your unique DNA. PGx testing can help your doctor determine how your body may metabolize certain medications and how you may experience certain side effects from certain medications. This information can be used as a factor to help your doctor decide which medication to use and at what dose this medication should be prescribed. PGx testing can be used in several areas of medicine, such as oncology, gastroenterology, and psychiatry. In psychiatry, PGx testing can be used to inform the treatment plan for patients experiencing depression, ADHD, drug addictions, and other behavioral health conditions.


Capture your Progress with Patient Assessments

Capturing your progress is a critical part of your provider’s ability to personalize your treatment plan. Silver Lining Behavioral Health providers use Tempus PRO™, a mobile app, to help collect this information and personalize your care. With Tempus PRO™, you and your provider can track your progress – even between appointments. The insights provided through Tempus PROTM empower your provider to build a treatment plan that best supports your mental healthcare.

You can easily keep track of your own progress through Tempus PRO™:

  • Simple, interactive assessments selected by your doctor
  • Reminders to check-in and log any side effects, progress, and your overall well-being
  • The ability to integrate with your smartphone’s fitness tracker

What Pharmacogenomic Test Does Silver Lining Providers Use?

Silver Lining Behavioral Health uses the Tempus genetic test. Tempus is an advanced genetic testing tool that is used to personalize mental health treatment plans. The Tempus genetic test gives your doctor evidence-based gene-drug interactions based on guidelines from the FDA, Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, PharmGKB, and Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group. With this test, our providers can understand how your body may respond to certain medications to create a personalized treatment plan specific to your DNA makeup. Tempus genetic testing can save you trial and error when it comes to getting the relief you need.

What conditions can this test help with:  

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance use disorder
  • Sleep disorder- Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
  • Epilepsy

How do I Provide my Sample for Testing?

The Tempus genetic test sample can be provided in one of two ways:

  1. A sample for the genetic test is collected in your care provider’s office.
  2. A collection kit for the genetic test is sent to your home. If a collection kit is sent to your home, you will receive detailed instructions within the kit on how to correctly provide your cheek swab sample.

Our providers can be available to answer any questions you may have about the sample collection and testing process.