Introducing “therapy genetics” – genes can predict whether therapy will help:

Psychotherapy, like other forms of treatment, doesn’t work for everyone and there would be huge advantages to knowing in advance who’s likely to benefit. In the case of drugs, there’s a thriving research field – pharmacogenetics – looking at whether a person’s genetic profile can predict their chances of responding to treatment. Can the same approach be applied to therapy? A team of researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry in London believes so.