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    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a situation that doesn’t always have a clear solution. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be sufficient to help your child manage their emotions. But in others, your child may need therapy, medication, or both. 

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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 9, 2019

    A Parent’s Guide to Finding Good Mental Healthcare

    Anxious about your son’s anxiety? Sad about your daughter’s depression? If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, you might be thinking about therapy. If you are, you’re in good company.

    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.

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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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    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.

    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 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a situation that doesn’t always have a clear solution. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be sufficient to help your child manage their emotions. But in others, your child may need therapy, medication, or both. 

    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 9, 2019

    A Parent’s Guide to Finding Good Mental Healthcare

    Anxious about your son’s anxiety? Sad about your daughter’s depression? If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, you might be thinking about therapy. If you are, you’re in good company.

    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 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...
    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...

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