Consumer participation in personalized psychiatry

Harris A. Eyre, Elisabeth R.B. Becker, Marissa S. Blumenthal, Ajeet B. Singh, Cyrus Raji, Arshya Vahabzadeh, Zoe Wainer, Chad Bousman

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The field of personalized psychiatry focuses on an individual’s unique attributes to improve risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychiatric disorders. It is a broad, interdisciplinary field that focuses on a patient’s biology, lifestyle, and environment. Consumer participation is critical, and relevant to a number of facets of personalized psychiatry, including research, novel solution development, clinical care, and policy. This chapter outlines the rationale for consumer participation in the aforementioned areas, as well as models and mechanisms that facilitate this participation. Personalized psychiatry is a promising approach to improve patient outcomes in mental health, and ongoing consumer participation is a vital driver to its ongoing development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonalized Psychiatry
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131763
ISBN (Print)9780128131770
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Consumer participation
  • Online patient community
  • Research
  • Shared decision making


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