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The new field of ‘precision psychiatry’

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2017
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Title
The new field of ‘precision psychiatry’
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12916-017-0849-x
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Authors

Brisa S. Fernandes, Leanne M. Williams, Johann Steiner, Marion Leboyer, André F. Carvalho, Michael Berk

Abstract

Precision medicine is a new and important topic in psychiatry. Psychiatry has not yet benefited from the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that form an integral part of other clinical specialties. Thus, the vision of precision medicine as applied to psychiatry - 'precision psychiatry' - promises to be even more transformative than in other fields of medicine, which have already lessened the translational gap. Herein, we describe 'precision psychiatry' and how its several implications promise to transform the psychiatric landscape. We pay particular attention to biomarkers and to how the development of new technologies now makes their discovery possible and timely. The adoption of the term 'precision psychiatry' will help propel the field, since the current term 'precision medicine', as applied to psychiatry, is impractical and does not appropriately distinguish the field. Naming the field 'precision psychiatry' will help establish a stronger, unique identity to what promises to be the most important area in psychiatry in years to come. In summary, we provide a wide-angle lens overview of what this new field is, suggest how to propel the field forward, and provide a vision of the near future, with 'precision psychiatry' representing a paradigm shift that promises to change the landscape of how psychiatry is currently conceived.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 195 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 33 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 16%
Student > Bachelor 23 12%
Student > Master 21 11%
Other 15 8%
Other 47 24%
Unknown 24 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 26%
Psychology 36 18%
Neuroscience 22 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 41 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 July 2019.
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