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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Can Your DNA Affect Your Medication?

New research reveals that two thirds (67%) of those taking mental health medication believe that improvements could be made to their treatment.

Whilst 18% of people who waited months for their medication to take affect, felt at risk. Surprisingly, as many as 1 in 2 (50%) people have needed to change their prescription multiple times and 1 in 5 (21%) still don’t believe they are on the right drug or dose to manage their mental health effectively. To coincide with National Psychology Week (12th - 18th November),Professor of Psychiatry, Jayashri Kulkarni spoke to Sarah during the Arvo Flow to discuss the importance of the right medication.

For more information on the myDNA study you can head to the website on

or more on the areas that Jayashri focuses on by visiting

You can also always head to the Lifeline website or call on 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

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