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Miss America's Mental Health Helped With a DNA Test

Updated: Jun 12

When Camille Schrier was young, she struggled with her mental health.


And as she got older the worse it became.


When she was in college, she struggled with obsessive compulsive thoughts and disordered eating.


She even switched colleges and moved closer to home because her mental health condition was not being managed.


Her parents took her to a treatment facility and she was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and an eating disorder.


It was difficult for her to get on the right medication and dose.


Until she learned about pharmacogenomic testing.


Results:

  • her doctor found the right medications for her

  • she found out she had been on the wrong medication since 2014

Pharmacogenomic testing looks at how your DNA may affect your response to medications.


Do you have a change in your DNA that makes you break down drugs too quickly?


Do you have a change in your DNA that makes you break down drugs too slowly?


With a cheek swab or saliva sample, you can know which medicines you should and should not take.


The results can help you and your provider know which medication and dose to start with and which medications should be avoided. Either because the medication will not be effective for you or the medication could be harmful for you to take.


To learn more about how this service can help you, click the button below to book a call with our pharmacist.


Read the full article here: https://www.today.com/health/mind-body/miss-america-2020-reveals-battle-anxiety-depression-symptoms-rcna40725




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