Genetic Tests Specialist

Mountain View Psychiatry & TMS

Psychiatrists located in Mountain View, CA

At Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS in Mountain View, California, Zahida Tayyib, MD, and her team are committed to providing highly customized psychiatric care. They offer comprehensive evaluations such as genetic testing to identify the issues interfering with your mental and physical wellness. If you’re looking for expert psychiatric care, call Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS or schedule a consultation online today.

Genetic Tests Q & A

What are genetic tests?

Your genes include all of the details of what makes you who you are, from the color of your eyes to the risk of developing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

At Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS, Dr. Tayyib and her team offer genetic tests using the GeneSight® system to get more information about your needs and create highly personalized treatment plans.

Genetic testing provides information about your physiological needs that allows Dr. Tayyib to prescribe the best medication to alleviate your symptoms. Without genetic testing, it’s all too common to have to go through a period of trial-and-error with different drugs and doses to find the best solution. GeneSight genetic testing cuts out the guesswork.

What are the available genetic tests?

Dr. Tayyib uses the GeneSight testing process for patients dealing with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Acute and chronic pain disorders

Genetic testing also provides information about folate and other vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can interfere with your mental and physical health and wellness.

Genetic testing shows Dr. Tayyib which medications are most likely to provide rapid, effective relief from your symptoms so you can focus your energy on exploring and resolving your issues during therapy.

What happens during a genetic test?

Genetic testing is a quick and painless process. Dr. Tayyib takes a sample of your cells by swabbing the inside of your cheek. She sends your sample to the GeneSight laboratory, where technicians extract and analyze your DNA.

Within 36 hours, the technicians prepare a report about your genetic makeup and return it to Dr. Tayyib. Dr. Tayyib reviews your report with you and uses the information to prescribe the best medication to complement your genes so that you can start to feel like yourself again.

What are the benefits of genetic tests?

Genetic testing provides additional information that allows Dr. Tayyib to customize your treatment plan and offer psychopharmacology that has the best chances of alleviating your symptoms without causing uncomfortable side effects.  

Call Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about how genetic testing supports effective and customized mental health care.