Genetic Anxiety

Dr. Skowron lets a child listen to his own heart

Dr. Skowron lets a child listen to his own heart

We all get nervous. We all get scared. So do your children. Their wild imaginations make things come alive in a way that we as adults have forgotten.

Sometimes, the anxiety is overwhelming, and no amount of consoling or counseling helps our children relax. Extreme anxiety can overtake a family and the life of everyone in it.

This extreme anxiety is GENETIC.

You may have family members with anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction problems, or even more serious diagnoses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar.

The genes that cause there conditions affect the chemical levels in your brain. Low serotonin, high adrenaline, and other imbalances control our emotions and make us scared and anxious.

Our advanced genetic testing will help you find the root cause of anxiety. These genetic mutations (MTHFR, COMT, and MAO) are completely treatable without drugs. This is your naturopathic answer! Your child can be happy and care-free, and your entire family can enjoy each other again!

“We brought our son to see Dr. Skowron after receiving a PPD-NOS diagnosis at the age of six. We had struggled for years with his increasing anxiety, rigid behaviors, sensory issues, and aggression. We were so desperate to help him that we had already done a trial of zoloft and celexa to help with the anxiety. These medications helped the anxiety slightly, yet made the other issues 1,000 times worse. He also got awful headaches on the medications. The psychiatrist had recommended adding another to help with his aggression (which had only started since the meds were added!). I kept feeling like we were heading down the wrong path, and the medication was not really curing the problem.

We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Skowron. He listened to my concerns and his symptoms, and explained thoroughly about how we should proceed to help him. After all the doctors we had seen, he was the first one that actually took the time to listen without judgment. I felt comforted by him, and hopeful for my son.

The day we gave my son Dr. Skowron’s natural supplement was the first day that I had a “real” conversation with my son EVER! We laid in his bed and he talked and asked questions about how I felt when our dog died. We talked for over an hour, and I did not want it to end. It was as if a dim light had been turned on full blast. He was so present, that is the only way that I can describe it.

I know this sounds too good to be true, and I am sure that these supplements will not cause the same effects for all children. I think that is the beauty of Dr. Skowron’s practice though. There are so many different methods to try, and he is willing to do the work to help our children get better.” -E.G. Avon, CT

MTHFR and Anxiety and Depression
This gene, MTHFR, controls the formation of chemicals in your brain. If you inherited a non-functioning gene, or your gene is not working properly, you will have low levels of serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline, which can cause genetic anxiety or depression. If you continue to need to increase your dose of SSRI drugs, such as Prozac, Zoloft, or Lexapro, you probably have an MTHFR mutation.

COMT and Anxiety and Depression
This gene, COMT, controls the removal of chemicals in your brain. If you inherited a non-functioning gene, or your gene is not working properly, you will have high levels of adrenaline, or dopamine, causing aggression, impulsivity, and a high need for good feelings (thrill seekers, whether skydiving, gambling, or shopping). If certain anti-depressants, called SNRI, such as Cymbalta or Effexor, make you feel worse, you probably have a COMT mutation.

MAO and Anxiety and Depression
This gene, MAO, controls the removal of chemicals in your brain. If you inherited a non-functioning gene, or your gene is not working properly, you will have high levels of adrenaline,causing aggression. Certain anti-depressant drugs, called MAOI, such as Isoniazid or Linezolid, may make you feel worse, if you have this genetic mutation.

Dr. Skowron describes two of the common genes that cause your anxiety

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