Personalised Medicine

Contributed by Dr. Cheryl Kam MBBS BSc GDFM

Most of us are familiar with the prevailing high-volume health care environment where most medical treatments are designed for the ‘average patient’ in a one-size-fits-all approach.  This is successful for some patients, but not for many others.  For example, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, a class of widely used anti-depressants) simply do not work for a whopping 38% of people diagnosed with depression.

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