If you have this gene will you get 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 frequently get is, “Can genetic tests, like the MyHappyGenes® test, tell me if I’ve got a cancer gene?” So we took […]

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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 discovered that for some, the underlying cause of depression comes from genetic variants that are inherited. How you make serotonin,

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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 articles we have written on that subject. Genetics Determine Your Best Diet Everyone knows people who can eat whatever they like,

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 to criticism or rejection Feeling inadequate, inferior or unattractive Avoidance of work activities that require interpersonal contact Socially inhibited, timid and

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 untreated, personality disorders can potentially cause significant issues in your life. Personality disorders can also get worse if they are not

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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.  A team approach is often needed in order to ensure that all of your psychiatric, medical and social needs are met.

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 and get the support you need. If your loved one has a personality disorder If you have a loved one with

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Genome Research Changing Medical History

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on health. As genome research continues, new studies could change the course of medical history.  Nearly twenty United States war veterans commit suicide daily. This means that fifteen percent of the total cases of suicide in the United States are our veterans. This extremely high and

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What Causes Depression?

An age-old question that has been asked and answered by people far and wide. Over time, our idea of what causes a person to have depression has changed a lot. Hundreds of years ago, the popular belief was that depression was caused by demons.