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    GENOMIND MENTAL HEALTH BLOG

    October 18, 2019

    5 Ways to Minimize Mental Health Medication Side Effects

    Taking medication for a mental health issue? You’re not alone—more than 80 million Americans have prescriptions for everything from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Continue Reading...
    October 1, 2019

    What You Should Know Before Taking an Opioid

    Opioids can be angels or devils. When used properly, these medications can provide relief from severe acute pain, such as what you could experience after a surgery or from cancer. However, opioids can also have devastating consequences, including addiction, overdose, and death.

    Continue Reading...
    October 1, 2019

    6 Things You NEED to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Taking an Opioid

    You’re in pain. Your doctor thinks that a prescription of an opioid can help you find relief, but you’re wary. You’ve heard the news reports about the opioid crisis and the addiction that has affected 1.7 million Americans. Your concern is understandable.

    Continue Reading...
    September 18, 2019

    VIDEO: 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.

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    July 19, 2019

    5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With ADHD

    As any parent knows, children say, and do, some pretty baffling stuff.

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    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...
    June 3, 2019

    How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

    No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch because you can’t see or comprehend the source as you could with a fever, for instance.

    Continue Reading...
    October 18, 2019

    5 Ways to Minimize Mental Health Medication Side Effects

    Taking medication for a mental health issue? You’re not alone—more than 80 million Americans have prescriptions for everything from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Continue Reading...
    October 1, 2019

    What You Should Know Before Taking an Opioid

    Opioids can be angels or devils. When used properly, these medications can provide relief from severe acute pain, such as what you could experience after a surgery or from cancer. However, opioids can also have devastating consequences, including addiction, overdose, and death.

    Continue Reading...
    October 1, 2019

    6 Things You NEED to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Taking an Opioid

    You’re in pain. Your doctor thinks that a prescription of an opioid can help you find relief, but you’re wary. You’ve heard the news reports about the opioid crisis and the addiction that has affected 1.7 million Americans. Your concern is understandable.

    Continue Reading...
    September 18, 2019

    VIDEO: 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 19, 2019

    5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With ADHD

    As any parent knows, children say, and do, some pretty baffling stuff.

    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...
    June 3, 2019

    How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

    No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch because you can’t see or comprehend the source as you could with a fever, for instance.

    Continue Reading...

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