Do you find yourself finishing more sticks of cigarettes or vaping more during the pandemic? Do you also think you are more stressed now, to think that most of us are working from home? These may be signs of how your mental health may be doing.
According to the study, “The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines,” from The Journal of affective disorders, 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.6
Dr. Francisco Duque, Department of Health secretary, has also said, “At a time that the world collectively endured the most challenging year by far, addressing mental health concerns has become more vital and pressing.” 7 Duque emphasized that one should not be ashamed when it comes to taking better care of one’s mental health, and all of us need to “make a concerted effort at all levels if we are to help people with these conditions.”
Tests such as Genomind® Mental Health Map™ provides powerful insights into our predispositions within 7 Core Genetic Mental Health Capabilities™.8 The test will help us gain deeper insight into our genetic predispositions influencing various behaviors like substance use and habits, and will provide actions that we can take to better control these behaviors.
Those who take the test can understand themselves better through gene assessment, which can tell us if we have mental health predispositions. To know more about it, you may contact us directly and we’ll gladly assist you.
6 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.
7 “Your Mind Matters: DOH Calls for Unified Response to Mental Health”. (2020, October 10). Republic of the Philippines Department of Health
8 Kindly note: Genomind Mental Health Map is NOT diagnostic, nor is it a genetic test for any mental health condition.