recorded webinar

Genetics of Depression and Anxiety: What Do Clinicians Need to Know?

Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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In this webinar, Dr. Smoller describes the current status of psychiatric genetic research with a focus on depressive and anxiety disorders. Dr. Smoller reviews implications of this work for clinical practice, including the prospects and limitations of genetic or pharmacogenetic testing. He describes the potential for extending a precision medicine approach to the realm of depression and anxiety disorders. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize progress in identifying the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders;
  2. Understand the implications of psychiatric genetics for clinical practice
  3. Discuss the current status of pharmacogenetic testing for psychiatric drug use.

This webinar is sponsored by the Genetics and Neuroscience Special Interest Group.

Presenter(s) Biography

Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD


Dr. Jordan Smoller is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. At Massachusetts General Hospital, he is the Jerrold F. Rosenbaum Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, Associate Chief for Research in Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Precision Psychiatry, Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, co-Director of the Center for Suicide Research and Prevention, and co-Director of the MGB Training Program in Precision and Genomic Medicine. He is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. He is a Principal Investigator of All of Us New England as part of the NIH All of Us Research Program, an author of more than 550 scientific publications and the author of The Other Side of Normal (HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2012).

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