Psychopharmacology and ethnicity


An evidence-based database

Important interethnic differences in response to psychotropic drugs are reported in numerous scientific studies. This site aims to assemble these differences.

Scientific knowledge about psychopharmacology is mainly based on scientific research among western/white/caucasian populations. We hope that this site will offer clinicians an important tool in improving their psychopharmacological treatment in ethic diverse patients.
This site focusses only on the, sometimes large, ethnic variations in psychopharmacology and offers evidende based data to aid clinicians in personalizing the treatment of their patients.

It is important to keep in mind that drugs response is not solely influenced by ethnicity but many other variables. Ethnic differences are often superimposed on substantial interindividual variation within each ethnic group.




This website is intended for psychiatrists and other medical doctors and not intended to serve as medical advice for patients nor a substitute for a doctor’s appointment.
The information on this site should not be used by patients for treating a disease or changing their medication themselves. At all times medical advice should be obtained by professional doctors.

Patients are advised to consult with their licenced medical doctor before making any decisions concerning their health.

The information presented in this website had been very carefully assembled and is evidence-based. The editor has made every possible effort to provide information that is accurate and up to date. However, medical knowledge can change rapidly and the possibility of human error may lead to inaccuracies, typographical or other. The information contained herein is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind. The contributors to this site disclaim responsibility for any errors or omissions or for results obtained from the use of information contained herein. The medical doctor should consult the scientific primary sources to which is referred.