Serotonin is one of the many ‘happiness’ chemicals produced by the brain, which is why altering the signal sent by serotonin can cause grouchiness. Genovate is here to help you uncover the roots of your grouchiness simple and easy. Their Anxiety & Depression test determines whether genetic variation maybe behind your moodiness.
Anxiety & Depression 5HTTLPR Test ($149; genovate.com)
People with the grouchy gene are more likely to feel sadness, depression, and anxiety. They may also influence how your body responds to antidepressants.
Once you purchase the Genovate kit, you will receive a set of swabs to collect your DNA and a pre-paid return envelope to easily send back your DNA to the lab. Around 7 to 10 business days after your test is received in the lab, you will be able to view your results online.
Your DNA report will provide you with detailed information on how the grouchy gene is detected, and its link to serotonin levels. It will also provide insights into how well your body will respond to antidepressants for relieving anxiety and depression symptoms.
Genovate also offers other actionable genetic tests that focus on health and wellness, lifestyle, and ancestry. You can find them in our science store or visit Genovate to find more information.