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Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

on November 08, 2019

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

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

on October 04, 2019

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

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Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

on August 04, 2019

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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Examining the DNA of Emotional Health

on July 04, 2019

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

on June 04, 2019

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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Can Genes Help to Move Beyond Mental Health Conditions?

on May 05, 2019

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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Genes Impact Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

on April 05, 2019

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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Navigating Mental Health Understanding in a Marriage

on March 05, 2019

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

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

on February 05, 2019

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.

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Understanding PTSD Treatments Through DNA Testing

on January 05, 2019

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.

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