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    Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

    on June 18, 2019

    Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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    5 Things You Don’t Know About Bipolar Disorder

    on June 11, 2019

    The average person’s knowledge of bipolar disorder often comes from movies, where patients are typically depicted in one of three ways:

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    Discovering a New Normal After One Genetic Test

    on November 16, 2018

    As a stock market analyst, I spend my days researching companies across many different industries. It’s fascinating work, particularly when I’m learning about new technologies and groundbreaking scientific developments and their potential to move modern medicine forward. Though I had read countless articles about new gene therapies to combat cancer and other diseases, I had no idea until recently that genetic testing could help me with treatment for my mental illness.

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    Inflammation: The Link Between Stress And Depression

    on September 21, 2018

    The following blog references a article by David DiSalvo and a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Neuron.

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    Is Severe Anxiety Becoming An Epidemic Among American Teenagers?

    on August 24, 2018

    The following blog references a 2017 New York Times' article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

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    How Food Can Affect Your Brain

    on August 10, 2018

    Our brains control our thoughts, movements, breathing, heartbeat, senses and just about every other aspect of our lives. In order to maintain efficient functionality, the brain requires energy. Energy comes from the foods we eat and affects the overall performance of our brains. By paying close attention to the foods we eat, we’ll be able to control the function of our brains and, ultimately, our mood.

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    Athletes and Others Benefit from Recognizing May as Mental Health Month

    on May 25, 2018

    For more than half a century the United States has marked May as Mental Health Month. But only in recent years have professional athletes felt comfortable sharing with the public their own mental health challenges.

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    My Experience After Appearing on the Dr. Oz Show to Tell the Story of My Struggle with Depression

    on April 13, 2018

    Four years ago, I lay on a gurney in the psychiatric wing of a hospital, my arm extended as a nurse plunged a needle into my arm for the IV through which the doctor would administer anesthesia. I was waiting for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) because I had “treatment resistant” depression, meaning none of the medications I’d tried had helped me.

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