Personalized Medicine for Anxiety Treatment

From Treating the Illness to Treating the Individual

Since 1990, the number of people living with depression and/or anxiety has increased by nearly 50%.¹ Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is one of the most common anxiety disorders, especially for older adults.²

Anxiety disorder is often difficult to diagnose, as symptoms can be associated with several other health issues like coronary artery disease and hyperthyroidism.² These conditions can cause or mimic anxiety symptoms. Medications like blood pressure pills and antidepressants can also induce anxiety-like symptoms.³

Due to these factors, many individuals with GAD don’t receive proper care during their first medical visit.¹ While medications may help manage generalized anxiety disorder, they can have serious side effects, such as sedation or addiction. Up to half of all patients respond poorly to the first psychiatric medicine they try because everyone’s body is different based on their individual genetic makeup.²

How can individuals living with anxiety find answers to feel better and avoid a lengthy trial and error process? Genetic testing may be one solution.

Find a Personalized Anxiety Treatment

Genetic testing can provide a personalized approach for clinicians to treat patients’ anxiety. It can help them prescribe an even more individualized treatment plan, taking into account a patient’s own genetic makeup, in addition to the medical history, environmental and lifestyle factors that clinicians already consider when treating patients.

Since every patient is unique, personalized medicine, including genetics, can help provide a treatment plan for anxiety that is a better match.

Genomind® Professional PGx Express TM

The Genomind Professional PGx Express report provides clinicians with the patient’s genetic results for 24 genes that are known to impact mental health treatment. The gene results provide the patient genotype for each of the gene variants on our panel. The color coded genotype reflects the patients inherited alleles, or variants, at a particular location within the tested gene. The report also provides therapeutic implication information regarding the function of the tested gene.

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