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Does my depression have a genetic basis?

How can I tell whether my depression is genetic, stress related or environmental?Have you ever noticed that some people are always happy, while others always struggle with depression no matter the circumstances? We have [...]

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 Genetics and cancer

“You have cancer” is a phrase no one ever wants to hear.  Women fear breast cancer more than heart disease yet heart disease takes many more lives each year.  One of the questions we [...]

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 Let your genes be your guide when choosing supplements

According to Zippia, a site known for its data on popular industries in the US, “77% of Americans take at least one supplement. As a whole, 63.8% of women use supplements, while 50.8% of [...]

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Q & A with Dr. J–Turning off the Addiction Gene

Is addiction a disease or a sign of laziness or irresponsibility? Is it a choice?What starts as a choice–albeit one influenced by our environment, social circles, and beliefs–for 20% to 25% of the population, [...]

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How Gene Expression Affects Mental Health

Did you know that one in five Americans suffers from mental illness? When you hear the phrase “mental illness”, what comes to mind? The American Psychiatric Association defines it like this, “Mental illnesses are health conditions [...]

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Question & Answer

Questions About Genetics MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge of DNA and Genetics. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of [...]

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Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders A personality disorder is considered to be a type of mental disorder where a person has a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning, and behaving. A person with a personality disorder [...]

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Personality Disorders Part 2

Personality Disorders Part 2 Some personality disorders are commonly associated with dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. These disorders include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality [...]

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Personality Disorders Part 3

Personality disorders Part 3 Some personality disorders are commonly characterized by anxious, fearful thinking or behavior. They may include avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Avoidant personality disorder Overly sensitive [...]

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Personality Disorders Part 4

When should you see a doctor? If you have symptoms or signs of a personality disorder, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor, a primary care professional, or mental health professional. If left [...]

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Personality Disorders Part 5

Treatment The more successful form of treatment depends on your particular personality disorder. The severity of the disorder as well as your life situation must also be considered when choosing the most appropriate treatment.  [...]

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Personality Disorders Part 6

Coping and support Having a personality disorder typically makes it hard to engage in behavior and activities that may help you feel better. Ask your doctor or therapist how to improve your coping skills [...]

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