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    September 17, 2020

    3 Ways Pharmacogenetic Testing Can Personalize ADHD Treatment

    If you’ve watched your child struggle for months to maintain focus or sit still, it can be a relief to hear a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now you understand why school or activities may be difficult for your child.

    Continue Reading...
    August 21, 2020

    The Surprising Ways Your Ethnicity Can Affect Mental Health Treatment

    Your daughter has taken multiple prescription medications to control her anxiety disorder, but they’ve caused side effects like nausea and vomiting. Worse, none have helped her anxiety. Is this a normal response to medications, or could her genetics be influencing this response? 

    The answer could be both.

    Continue Reading...
    July 31, 2020

    Dr. Phil Discusses How Genomind Can Help Mental Health Treatment

    Depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other mental health conditions can be a challenge for both patients and their families. When medication doesn’t seem to work, it can make daily life more daunting. 

    Continue Reading...
    July 23, 2020

    How Learning Disabilities Can Affect Your Child’s Mental Health

    Learning disabilities are a frustrating part of life for many children and teens. All too often, however, these differences in information processing can get confused with mental health conditions. They can also mask, coexist with, or contribute to mental health issues.

    Continue Reading...
    July 1, 2020

    Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health: A Guide for Teens

    If there’s any constant in teen-parent relationships, it’s this: Talking to your parents isn’t easy. Homework problems. Tangled friendships. Pleading your case for the car keys. Anything related to dating or sex. These aren’t light and breezy conversations.

    Letting your parents know you might need help with an emotional or mental health issue? That can be scary, for sure.

    Continue Reading...
    June 22, 2020

    5 Ways to Raise a Healthy—and Happy—LGBTQ Kid

    Maybe your son has come out as gay or transgender. Maybe your daughter has revealed she’s lesbian or bisexual. And maybe you’re not sure how to process the news or what to do next.

    One thing’s for sure: You love your child more than anything and only want the best for them—and that includes their emotional and mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    June 16, 2020

    Postpartum Depression in Men: You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence

    The arrival of a new baby is a time of joy and celebration, but also profound change. Unfortunately, not all those changes are positive.

    Continue Reading...
    June 11, 2020

    5 Ways to Cope with Suicidal Ideation: Tim’s Story

    Since he was a teenager, Tim O’Brien has wrestled with depression and thoughts of suicide, or what experts call “suicidal ideation.” He went to therapy a couple of times in high school, but it didn’t stick. He carried on, keeping his struggles to himself. And for years—from his view—he was managing just fine.

    But in 2018, the Brooklyn filmmaker, then in his late 20s, experienced a “series of personal setbacks,” as he calls it. For someone with long-term but untreated depression, the additional stress was too much.

    Continue Reading...
    May 27, 2020

    Telemedicine for Mental Health: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

    Telemedicine is having a moment. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the best place to receive care—including treatment for mental health conditions—is often in the comfort of your own home.

    But telemedicine for mental health isn’t new. And for people who may have a hard time getting to their clinician’s office under normal circumstances, the shift to virtual care is likely a welcome one.

    Continue Reading...
    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

    Continue Reading...
    September 17, 2020

    3 Ways Pharmacogenetic Testing Can Personalize ADHD Treatment

    If you’ve watched your child struggle for months to maintain focus or sit still, it can be a relief to hear a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now you understand why school or activities may be difficult for your child.

    Continue Reading...
    August 21, 2020

    The Surprising Ways Your Ethnicity Can Affect Mental Health Treatment

    Your daughter has taken multiple prescription medications to control her anxiety disorder, but they’ve caused side effects like nausea and vomiting. Worse, none have helped her anxiety. Is this a normal response to medications, or could her genetics be influencing this response? 

    The answer could be both.

    Continue Reading...
    July 31, 2020

    Dr. Phil Discusses How Genomind Can Help Mental Health Treatment

    Depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other mental health conditions can be a challenge for both patients and their families. When medication doesn’t seem to work, it can make daily life more daunting. 

    Continue Reading...
    July 23, 2020

    How Learning Disabilities Can Affect Your Child’s Mental Health

    Learning disabilities are a frustrating part of life for many children and teens. All too often, however, these differences in information processing can get confused with mental health conditions. They can also mask, coexist with, or contribute to mental health issues.

    Continue Reading...
    July 1, 2020

    Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health: A Guide for Teens

    If there’s any constant in teen-parent relationships, it’s this: Talking to your parents isn’t easy. Homework problems. Tangled friendships. Pleading your case for the car keys. Anything related to dating or sex. These aren’t light and breezy conversations.

    Letting your parents know you might need help with an emotional or mental health issue? That can be scary, for sure.

    Continue Reading...
    June 22, 2020

    5 Ways to Raise a Healthy—and Happy—LGBTQ Kid

    Maybe your son has come out as gay or transgender. Maybe your daughter has revealed she’s lesbian or bisexual. And maybe you’re not sure how to process the news or what to do next.

    One thing’s for sure: You love your child more than anything and only want the best for them—and that includes their emotional and mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    June 16, 2020

    Postpartum Depression in Men: You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence

    The arrival of a new baby is a time of joy and celebration, but also profound change. Unfortunately, not all those changes are positive.

    Continue Reading...
    June 11, 2020

    5 Ways to Cope with Suicidal Ideation: Tim’s Story

    Since he was a teenager, Tim O’Brien has wrestled with depression and thoughts of suicide, or what experts call “suicidal ideation.” He went to therapy a couple of times in high school, but it didn’t stick. He carried on, keeping his struggles to himself. And for years—from his view—he was managing just fine.

    But in 2018, the Brooklyn filmmaker, then in his late 20s, experienced a “series of personal setbacks,” as he calls it. For someone with long-term but untreated depression, the additional stress was too much.

    Continue Reading...
    May 27, 2020

    Telemedicine for Mental Health: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

    Telemedicine is having a moment. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the best place to receive care—including treatment for mental health conditions—is often in the comfort of your own home.

    But telemedicine for mental health isn’t new. And for people who may have a hard time getting to their clinician’s office under normal circumstances, the shift to virtual care is likely a welcome one.

    Continue Reading...
    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

    Continue Reading...

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