LNN Posted March 13, 2013 Report Share Posted March 13, 2013 So I got one kid's 23andme results last night. Haven't had time to digest it all yet, but after running the raw data through genetic genie (which is a free app that essentially produces the same report for you that Yasko does), two of the mutations that show up is are homozygous MAO-A and homozygous COMT V158M. In the report, it says "When a (+/+) MAO-A is combined with a (+/+) COMT V158M mutation, one may be more prone to develop OCD, mood swings, aggressive and/or violent behavior, and personality disorders. Chronic infection can deplete tryptophan stores." I thought that was pretty funny. After waiting 6 weeks, I get a report that tells me my child is prone to OCD and infection-triggered issues with serotonin. Duh...But at least now I know what to blame (and will be spending lots of time trying to figure out what to do about it). Interestingly, this is for DS, who has normal MTHFR. In fact, his COMT mutations suggests he may have trouble with too many methyl donors (and could be easily overmethylated with the wrong supplements). "This can lead to irritability, hyperactivity, or abnormal behavior. They also may be more sensitive to pain." It suggests to avoid methylB12 and instead use hydroxyB12 or cynoB12 and says he may do well with phosphatidylserine - which I started giving in december and has helped him with his ADHD issues. You know, we bang our heads against the wall trying to figure out why our kids get hit with this stuff and react the way they do. yet in looking at some of this stuff, you start to see their bodies are just reacting the way they're programmed to react. It's not at all about "choosing" to behave the way they do. (however, ERP and CBT can alter a genetic response - so not saying thet get a free pass to misbehave or give in to compulsions). Interesting stuff. I'll be tied to the laptop for the rest of the week.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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