When Genetic Testing Is Unproven

When Genetic Testing Is Unproven: The case of Depression Treatment   [정신과 치료에서의 맞춤의학] 중요한 논점들을 제시하는 글이기에 NEJM journal watch 에서 퍼왔습니다.   “More important, measuring blood levels is easier and cheaper than genetic testing for both of these purposes.” “Although genetic testing to predict response to medications may evoke the allure and futureContinue reading “When Genetic Testing Is Unproven”

Technology in Psychiatry Summit, 2017 (11/06/2017) day1, evening

The sessions in the evening started with focusing insufficient diagnostic potential of self-report. The critical point was made that patients frequently do not recognize their own symptom change.   Relevant body phenomena correlate well with disease entity diagnosed with classical diagnostic criteria. For example, those who have the more severe form of PTSD show higherContinue reading “Technology in Psychiatry Summit, 2017 (11/06/2017) day1, evening”

Technology in Psychiatry Summit, 2017 (11/06/2017) day1, morning

I was in a cool symposium dealing the topics regarding the evolution of digital technologies and big data analyses in mental health. It was hosted by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At first, I was not so much enthusiastic about this topic, not being interested in mentioning cutting-edge technology in health, which I thoughtContinue reading “Technology in Psychiatry Summit, 2017 (11/06/2017) day1, morning”

Textbooks in psychiatric epidemiology

This page was written in Korean, since the main aim of this page is to introduce Psych.Epi textbooks in Korean Academia. 정신역학을 한국에서부터 시작하면서, 가장 고민했던 것은 과연 어떤 책을 봐야할까 였다. 대다수의 역학책은 역학 원론을 다루고 있고, 그 속의 예시에 때로 정신역학적 접근을 다루고 있었지만, 완전히 정신역학에 초점을 맞추어 펴낸 책이 많지 않은 것은Continue reading “Textbooks in psychiatric epidemiology”


Biological markers can be either 1)state or 2)trait markers (endophenotype is type 2)). It’s in the causal pathway from gene to mental illness diseases. Ex) neurophysiological, biochemical, endocrinological, neuroanatomical, or neuropsychological. It helps, 1) target etiology and mechanisms; 2) identify persons who are at increased risk(for appropriate intervention); 3)classifications of clinical phenotypes; 4) differentiate possibleContinue reading “Endophenotype”