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    GENOMIND MENTAL HEALTH BLOG

    September 18, 2019

    This Is How Your Genes Affect Your Mental Health

    Consider this: Mental illness affects nearly 20 percent of Americans, including both adults and children.

    It isn't just because we're stressed out, or that we've experienced trauma, or that we're in bad relationships. Mood disorders and other mental illnesses are more than situational.

    Continue Reading...
    August 28, 2019

    What Everyone Needs to Know About Drug Metabolism

    Drug therapy is a common part of everyday life, from managing acute illnesses to treating chronic conditions. Nearly 49 percent of people in the United States used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that doesn’t count the over-the-counter medications that people also take.

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    August 26, 2019

    Mental Illness Comorbidity: The Genetic Connection

    Mental illness comorbidity is common—making mental health not as simple as having one diagnosis. Here’s how your genes are involved.

    Continue Reading...
    July 11, 2019

    Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

    When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

    Medication non-adherence, the technical term for not taking your medication as directed, can have serious health repercussions. It’s responsible for 50% of treatment failures for chronic conditions and 125,000 deaths in the United States each year.

    Continue Reading...
    June 18, 2019

    Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics for Mental Health Treatment?

    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).

    Continue Reading...
    May 29, 2019

    Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

    Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

    Continue Reading...
    July 25, 2018

    HELP STOP SUICIDE

    When families are left with devastation and grief after a suicide, many ask why they didn’t see it coming or how they could’ve helped a loved one.

    Continue Reading...
    June 15, 2018

    10 Tips for Tackling Digestive Problems

    Do you schedule your day around bathroom breaks, turn down invitations or avoid activities in public because you fear having an accident? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from digestive problems every day. This is often the result of bacteria in food, infection, stress, medications or chronic medical conditions, including Colitis, Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). No matter the cause, anyone who has frequent digestive problems faces daily challenges.

    Continue Reading...
    June 8, 2018

    Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community and Finding Treatment

    In recent years, positive cultural changes have helped remove some of the stigma that may come with identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). In fact, between 2000 and 2017, Americans were increasingly accepting of LGBTQ people and rights, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. 

    Continue Reading...
    May 25, 2018

    Athletes and Others Benefit from Recognizing May as Mental Health Month

    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.

    Continue Reading...
    September 18, 2019

    This Is How Your Genes Affect Your Mental Health

    Consider this: Mental illness affects nearly 20 percent of Americans, including both adults and children.

    It isn't just because we're stressed out, or that we've experienced trauma, or that we're in bad relationships. Mood disorders and other mental illnesses are more than situational.

    Continue Reading...
    August 28, 2019

    What Everyone Needs to Know About Drug Metabolism

    Drug therapy is a common part of everyday life, from managing acute illnesses to treating chronic conditions. Nearly 49 percent of people in the United States used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that doesn’t count the over-the-counter medications that people also take.

    Continue Reading...
    August 26, 2019

    Mental Illness Comorbidity: The Genetic Connection

    Mental illness comorbidity is common—making mental health not as simple as having one diagnosis. Here’s how your genes are involved.

    Continue Reading...
    July 11, 2019

    Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

    When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

    Medication non-adherence, the technical term for not taking your medication as directed, can have serious health repercussions. It’s responsible for 50% of treatment failures for chronic conditions and 125,000 deaths in the United States each year.

    Continue Reading...
    June 18, 2019

    Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics for Mental Health Treatment?

    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).

    Continue Reading...
    May 29, 2019

    Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

    Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

    Continue Reading...
    July 25, 2018

    HELP STOP SUICIDE

    When families are left with devastation and grief after a suicide, many ask why they didn’t see it coming or how they could’ve helped a loved one.

    Continue Reading...
    June 15, 2018

    10 Tips for Tackling Digestive Problems

    Do you schedule your day around bathroom breaks, turn down invitations or avoid activities in public because you fear having an accident? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from digestive problems every day. This is often the result of bacteria in food, infection, stress, medications or chronic medical conditions, including Colitis, Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). No matter the cause, anyone who has frequent digestive problems faces daily challenges.

    Continue Reading...
    June 8, 2018

    Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community and Finding Treatment

    In recent years, positive cultural changes have helped remove some of the stigma that may come with identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). In fact, between 2000 and 2017, Americans were increasingly accepting of LGBTQ people and rights, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. 

    Continue Reading...
    May 25, 2018

    Athletes and Others Benefit from Recognizing May as Mental Health Month

    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.

    Continue Reading...

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