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The GeneSight test validated that I know my own body

I have struggled with suicidal ideation, generalized anxiety, and severe depression for more than seven years. I believe in taking care of your brain and your body, in doing what is best for both. I have good insurance, good providers, and I have talked about medication with all of them. Yet, I was not finding relief.

I researched the GeneSight test, and recommended to my psychiatrist that we try it, and she agreed to order it. The GeneSight test collection kit was sent to my home and was a quick and easy process. Everything was so streamlined. I completely understood the process every step of the way.

Based on my GeneSight results, my psychiatrist adjusted my medications by prescribing medications in a whole new class. I know I still have a way to go, but I know I will get there as I feel more informed now.

GeneSight has absolutely helped me in two distinct ways. First, it helped narrow down what works with my body. Second, it validated that I know my own body. I knew what was not working and knew I needed another approach.

I recently moved and am now working in my dream job – doing research and education for a health center that focuses on the LGBTQ+ community. My experience with the health system – and with GeneSight – makes me so well suited for this job!

Patient Story: photo of Gage

This story is one patient’s personal experience. Other patients may not have the same experience or outcome. Do not make any changes to your current medications or dosing without consulting your healthcare provider.

The GeneSight test must be ordered by and used only in consultation with a healthcare provider who can prescribe medications. As with all genetic tests, the GeneSight test results have limitations and do not constitute medical advice. The test results are designed to be just one part of a larger, complete patient assessment, which would include proper diagnosis and consideration of your medical history, other medications you may be taking, your family history, and other factors.

If you are a healthcare provider and interested in learning more about the GeneSight test, please call us at 855.891.9415. If you are a patient, please talk with your doctor to see if the GeneSight test may be helpful.