More than a year into the pandemic, do you find yourself struggling to think clearly especially during work hours and think you’re having brain fog? Do you also find yourself more distracted while at home, and can’t focus unlike before? These may be signs of how your mental health may be doing.
The study, “The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines,” from The Journal of affective disorders, has also stated in their findings that during the early phase of the pandemic in the country, one-fourth of respondents reported moderate-to-severe anxiety and one-sixth reported moderate-to-severe depression and psychological impact.3
The World Health Organization has also said that the stress and adversity experienced during the pandemic can increase risk for depression. This is why talking to someone one trusts or a mental health professional is important.4
Tests such as Genomind® Mental Health Map can help many of us who have conditions that may be related to our mental health.5 And yes, this includes our ability to focus and how we manage stress. The test will assess us through our genes, which can tell us if we have mental health predispositions. It can help us understand ourselves better and take action, based on recommendations.
How is our mental health related to our genes? The human genome contains approximately 20,000 protein coding genes, and a third of those are active primarily in the brain. Our mental health predispositions include our genes that affect specific processes in the brain or body that can affect if we thrive or struggle in an environment.
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The Economist Newspaper. (n.d.). Health of Asia Barometer. The Economist.
3 Tee, M. L., Tee, C. A., Anlacan, J. P., Aligam, K., Reyes, P., Kuruchittham, V., & Ho, R. C. (2020). Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Journal of affective disorders, 277, 379–391.
4 World Health Organization. (n.d.). COVID-19 and Mental health| WHO PHILIPPINES. World Health Organization.
5 Kindly note: Genomind Mental Health Map is NOT diagnostic, nor is it a genetic test for any mental health condition.