For over a decade, Genomind has provided mental health genetic insights for over a quarter million patients. Our founders are world-renowned clinicians and scientists committed to compassionate care and psychiatric innovation. We seek to bring new awareness and insights to the world of mental health.
Our experts have first-hand experience with real-world mental health cases, having consulted with and educated tens of thousands of clinicians and patients.
These years of experience guided the selection of our 7 Core Capabilities™ and the traits that tend to be most concerning for people. Our evidence summary is openly available, and our scoring of gene-trait pairs is public and transparent.
The Mental Health Map is a concise, easy to use source for the world’s collective knowledge on genes related to mental wellbeing. We expertly curated hundreds of the world’s genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and candidate gene studies to provide the framework and content for the Mental Health Map™ and the 7 Core Genetic Mental Health Capabilities™.
Our evidence summary is openly available, and our scoring of gene-trait pairs is public and transparent. One common source of this GWAS information is the UK BioBank, which maintains de-identified health information on about 500,000 individuals (mostly of European descent). Much of this information is publicly catalogued via the NIH GWAS Catalog.
Other sources of information include candidate gene studies. For example, studies that hypothesized that genes related to certain biological mechanisms would likely affect traits related to that mechanism. For example, if oxytocin is related to social connections, then the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) should affect social connections. We have evaluated hundreds of these articles and rank them by level of evidence.
Many of the recommendations included on this product are those of various public health authorities, such as the U.S. National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
A complete evidence summary review document, with references, is available upon request.