Antidepressant Pharmacogenetics


The focus of this year’s World Health Organisation (WHO) world health day on April 7th was major depression. The prominence given to depression reflected recent global statistics. Depression has now become the number one cause of disability globally – in both developed and developing nations 1. The burden of disease from depression has accelerated, out pacing earlier projections that it would become the lead cause of disability globally by 2030 2.