Psych-STRATA – A program on stratified pharmacogenomics in severe mental illness
Early detection and treatment of treatment resistances in psychiatric patients
Patients with severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and clinical depression often develop resistance to drug therapy. Even when the early signs of treatment resistance (TR) are detected, patients must undergo lengthy procedures before medical professionals can prescribe adequate pharmaceutical care. The EU-funded Psych-STRATA project intends to analyse extensive clinical, genetic and biological data of psychiatric patients to establish criteria for early detection of TR. Based on the findings, it will propose treatment strategies for patients at risk of TR. The project will further create machine learning models that can predict TR risk and patient response to treatment, thus assisting medical professionals in providing more personalised treatment.