Just reblogging this sentiment published today in “Medical News Today”.
I’m not sure if I’d go so far to say the tests are “harmful”, since many patients and families are usually pretty enthusiastic to know more and learn more about the biological aspects of mental illness. Certainly, genetic information has value, but its not yet clear how to extract and realize the value as an outcome improvement. Some value might be realized in the short-term in the area of stigma-busting where the deep biological roots of the disorders are emphasized.
Nevertheless, patients and families should be wary of genetic fraudsters.