– PERSONALIZED MEDICINE in PSYCHIATRY –
NEW at Med Anima:
DNA Mind Genetic Test
Our clinic already uses 🧬genetic testing in treating psychiatric conditions, and to meet the needs of preventive healthcare, we have added a new type of genetic testing to our services list: the one that determines predisposition to certain psychiatric disorders.
1. What is 🧬DNA and what does genetic testing mean?
DNA is the material that contains all the information about how a living being looks and functions. For humans, it determines things like eye color, brain function, predisposition to certain diseases, etc. DNA is present in every cell of any living being and has a complex structure. It is made up of chemicals that are linked together like a chain.
The genes in DNA transmit physical and behavioral traits from parents to children, as well as predisposition to various diseases. Because DNA is like a very complex code, it is unique to each person; however, certain portions of it are identical in a large number of people. Through extensive scientific studies, the significance of each of these portions has been determined. This “reading” of the genetic code is done through a process called genetic testing.
You already know that a healthy lifestyle can help prevent diseases. But to what extent?
Our overall health is determined by a combination of factors, and we already know that a healthy lifestyle is at the top of the list. However, our genetic inheritance from our parents and grandparents, which is encoded in every cell of our body, also plays an equally important role, if not greater.
You probably already know that, for example, if your father has/had Alzheimer’s dementia, there is a possibility that you might develop the same condition at some point. Or maybe you just found out that a close friend is struggling with depression, and unintentionally, you start thinking that you might go through it too.
What can you do to prevent these potential mental disorders?
Complex genetic testing is a new international approach and it is used in many areas of medicine, including prevention. In this regard, our clinic offers the DNA Mind Genetic Test.
2. How does the DNA Mind genetic test help me?
With the help of the 🧬DNA Mind genetic test, conclusive information can be obtained regarding genetic predisposition to:
- Neurodegenerative disorders – mild cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease
- Mood disorders – depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Addictions – Risk for alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid dependence, eating disorders (excessive behavior), “adrenaline-seeking”/risk-taking behavior
While the heredity of neuropsychiatric disorders is significant, environmental factors also play a key role in their development. Understanding the genetic inheritance involved in key biological processes that contribute to the risk of developing these disorders can provide an opportunity for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
The DNA Mind test analyzes 🧬30 genes that have been shown to have significant associations with key mental health disorders.
Knowing an individual’s genotype will provide diagnostic insights and help determine optimal treatment strategies for individuals suffering from or at risk of mental health disorders.
The genes included in the test are involved in key biological areas related to mental health. These areas include:
- Lipid metabolism
- Neurotrophic, dopaminergic, and serotonergic pathways
- Endocannabinoid pathway
- Cell signaling
DNA Mind report provides:
- Identification of the impact level of any genetic variants
- An explanation of their impact on specific biochemical pathways
- An explanation of the impact of each pathway on mental health
You can see an example of the DNA Mind genetic test result below:
3. Why should I consider the 🧬DNA Mind genetic test?
At first glance, the knowledge of a health threat looming over you may sound frightening. Equally frightening may have been (for example) your grandmother’s dementia, your friend’s schizophrenia, or your father’s alcoholism.
Whether you are aware of it or not, this “threat” – the genetic possibility of developing a mental disorder at some point – is real and encoded in every cell of your body.
Fortunately, it is not only the DNA genes (inheritance) that determine whether you will eventually develop one disease or another. The other extremely important factor is the way you live your life – what you do or don’t do every day.
Knowledge of hereditary conditions through genetic testing can help you make the right daily decisions towards a healthy life.
4. What does the DNA Mind genetic test involve?
🧬The test is performed based on a blood sample, which is easily collected during your consultation with your current physician.
The sample is sent under special conditions to Genomind laboratories in the USA, where it is processed, and the complete test results are transmitted to your physician. The entire process takes about 2-3 weeks.
5. I have taken the test and received the results. What’s next?
The preliminary process and the collection of the 🧬DNA sample (blood sample) are conducted during consultations with your psychiatrist. This is the professional with whom you will discuss the reasons for wanting this test (if it is your initiative), or who will recommend the test if you are already a patient and this test can be helpful to you.
Upon receiving the results, you will discuss them with your physician during a consultation, step by step, in a way that you can understand. Your physician will be able to recommend any necessary lifestyle changes, potential treatments, or additional tests. You will benefit from the full support of the Med Anima team to ensure the best possible neuropsychiatric health for you.
🌤️PREVENTION is the safest path to a healthy life.
The DNA Mind test reports are easy to read and understand.
Two types of results are possible:
- A positive or clinically significant genetic result
- A negative or non-clinically significant gene result (normal)
The DNA Mind test report identifies in detail the level of impact of any genetic variants and explains their connection to mental health. The report is easy to explain to patients, and the results can guide you towards good health, whether or not you are currently affected by a mental condition.
👐 We take every step together!
DNA Mind Genetic Test – Appointment Form
Please fill in the details below to request an appointment. A member of the Med Anima team will contact you shortly after receiving the form to work out all the details together.
Have you already been diagnosed with a mental condition and are undergoing treatment?
At the Med Anima clinic we use genetic tests to determine which medication treatment works best for you, with minimal side effects and maximum effect.
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