Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

November 08, 2019

A soldier carried the weight of his sacrifice—and the scars from childhood trauma.

“Doc, being in the military has done a number on a lot of my friends, and me too. I haven’t felt good in a long, long time.”

Steve had suffered from depression since childhood, stemming from a painful relationship with his father. Intense losses during combat triggered his deep trauma again. At home, running his complex company had become increasingly stressful, causing Steve to become withdrawn from friends and family. He was actively considering resigning from his leadership position.

Steve recognized that his depression symptoms were growing more severe and reached out for help before losing his business, family…and maybe more.

As a first step, Dr. Bruce A Kehr, a psychiatrist at Potomac Psychiatry, took action with two DNA tests to pinpoint the best mental health treatment options using Steve’s personal genome.

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Posted by Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D., Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry

Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is the Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry. He is an accomplished author whose  works have been read by over 600,000 people in 191 countries. He has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” for each of the past 8 years. Dr. Kehr serves on the Board of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania, serving as its Chairman from 2006 to 2009. He has been selected as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry" by the readers and editors of PharmaVOICE.

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