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    November 8, 2019

    Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

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

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    October 4, 2019

    Anxious, Depressed or Bipolar? Genetic Testing Can Help Clarify Your Diagnosis and Care

    For years, William had been on a roller coaster ride of conventional mental health treatment to improve his anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Continue Reading...
    August 4, 2019

    Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

    Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.

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    July 4, 2019

    Examining the DNA of Emotional Health

    Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Bruce A Kehr flexes his Shakespearean muscles and asks, “What’s in a name?” In psychology, that means when we finally name our issue, we can use our awareness to resolve the problem.

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    June 4, 2019

    Bipolar Disorder or Typical Life Stage Crisis? DNA Testing Helps a Young Man Know Himself

    Charlie was a college senior struggling at school and acting out in dangerous ways. He had done poorly on two medications already. His family feared the worst was yet to come.

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    May 5, 2019

    Can Genes Help to Move Beyond Mental Health Conditions?

    Jimmy comes to Potomac Psychiatry at his wife’s insistence. He is depressed with racing thoughts and is disparaging of his family. He is diagnosed with Bipolar Depression.

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    April 5, 2019

    Genes Impact Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

    Genes that primarily affect your physical wellbeing can also impact emotional and mental health. While you can’t change these genes, you can reduce negative effects of how they manifest, often without medication.

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    March 5, 2019

    Navigating Mental Health Understanding in a Marriage

    This married couple argued regularly and bitterly, about almost every topic - children, family and even their emotions.

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    February 5, 2019

    With Severe Anxiety, Don’t Deny or Delay - Get Treatment

    Sam was a high achiever with a long career in international diplomacy who suffered from anxiety for many years, but hadn’t addressed it. Underlying his reluctance was a deep-seeded fear that a diagnosis –and receiving treatment--would hold him back in his career.

    Continue Reading...
    January 5, 2019

    Understanding PTSD Treatments Through DNA Testing

    Why do some combat veterans suffer from PTSD and some don’t? The answer may be found in their predispositions that show up in their personal genomes.

    Marcy grew up with family trauma from her father’s PTSD. In addition, she is overwhelmed with physical and emotional struggles as a result of working with wounded warriors.

    Continue Reading...
    November 8, 2019

    Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

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

    Continue Reading...
    October 4, 2019

    Anxious, Depressed or Bipolar? Genetic Testing Can Help Clarify Your Diagnosis and Care

    For years, William had been on a roller coaster ride of conventional mental health treatment to improve his anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Continue Reading...
    August 4, 2019

    Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

    Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.

    Continue Reading...
    July 4, 2019

    Examining the DNA of Emotional Health

    Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Bruce A Kehr flexes his Shakespearean muscles and asks, “What’s in a name?” In psychology, that means when we finally name our issue, we can use our awareness to resolve the problem.

    Continue Reading...
    June 4, 2019

    Bipolar Disorder or Typical Life Stage Crisis? DNA Testing Helps a Young Man Know Himself

    Charlie was a college senior struggling at school and acting out in dangerous ways. He had done poorly on two medications already. His family feared the worst was yet to come.

    Continue Reading...
    May 5, 2019

    Can Genes Help to Move Beyond Mental Health Conditions?

    Jimmy comes to Potomac Psychiatry at his wife’s insistence. He is depressed with racing thoughts and is disparaging of his family. He is diagnosed with Bipolar Depression.

    Continue Reading...
    April 5, 2019

    Genes Impact Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

    Genes that primarily affect your physical wellbeing can also impact emotional and mental health. While you can’t change these genes, you can reduce negative effects of how they manifest, often without medication.

    Continue Reading...
    March 5, 2019

    Navigating Mental Health Understanding in a Marriage

    This married couple argued regularly and bitterly, about almost every topic - children, family and even their emotions.

    Continue Reading...
    February 5, 2019

    With Severe Anxiety, Don’t Deny or Delay - Get Treatment

    Sam was a high achiever with a long career in international diplomacy who suffered from anxiety for many years, but hadn’t addressed it. Underlying his reluctance was a deep-seeded fear that a diagnosis –and receiving treatment--would hold him back in his career.

    Continue Reading...
    January 5, 2019

    Understanding PTSD Treatments Through DNA Testing

    Why do some combat veterans suffer from PTSD and some don’t? The answer may be found in their predispositions that show up in their personal genomes.

    Marcy grew up with family trauma from her father’s PTSD. In addition, she is overwhelmed with physical and emotional struggles as a result of working with wounded warriors.

    Continue Reading...

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