Genetics and our mental health
Our DNA Mind Kit provides key genetic information related to the development and treatment of mental health disorders. These insights help to determine optimal treatment strategies for those suffering or at risk.
Which mental health disorders does the kit asses?
DNA Mind looks at 30 genes associated with the following mental health disorders:
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cognitive decline
- Mood Regulation
- Depression, bipolar, anxiety and post-traumatic stress
- Addictive Behaviour
- Risk for alcohol, nicotine, cannabis & opioid dependence
- Psychosis response from cannabis use
- Eating disorders (binge eating)
- Adrenaline-seeking (risk-taking behaviours)
Read our sample report for more details.
What will the results tell me?
Your test results will tell you what your genetic risk factors are for these conditions. They’ll also provide you with nutrition and lifestyle options that can help minimize your risks and/or supplement your treatment plan. You can opt for a one-on-one session with our Holistic Health Coach to review your analysis with you.
How does it work?
As with all of our test kits, the DNA Mind Kit requires just a quick cheek swab. You’ll be done in less than a minute! After that, simply package it up and mail it to our accredited laboratories in the pre-paid envelope provided. You can expect to receive your results within 2 – 3 weeks and you can also opt for a one-on-one session with our Holistic Health Coach to review your analysis with you. If you’d like to add this 30-minute phone/video consultation to your test kit, be sure to select it from the drop-down menu when placing your order.