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Mental Health Test

Low or high levels of neurotransmitters are observed in various mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease, eating disorders, OCD, mood swings, insomnia, phobia's, panic attacks and many more.

 

Your report format includes an analysis section, which is written by the clinical department of the pathology laboratory, which relates your symptoms with your corresponding lab results, giving important insights into the causes behind your mental health.

Serotonin
Serotonin is found in the central nervous system and in many of cells in your gastrointestinal tract. The role of Serotonin is to reduce anxiety, headaches, heal wounds and improve sleep and has a major role in keeping the colon regular.  When serotonin is too high is can be detrimental to your bone health and can reduce libido. With low serotonin, you may experience headaches and mood disorders.

Dopamine
Dopamine is made in many areas of the brain and is involved in pleasure seeking and motivation as well as libido and regulates movement and emotional responses. Those with low dopamine are prone to addiction and also risk taking behaviours.

Noradrenaline and Adrenaline
Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and adrenaline (epinephrine)  are neurotransmitters as well as hormones. Noradrenaline impacts the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) within the cardiovascular system. Adrenaline also impacts this nervous system and can increase your heat rate, breathing and carbohydrate metabolism.

GABA
GABA is the major anti-anxiety neurotransmitter in the brain, helping you to relax and feel calm. 

Glutamate
Glutamate is involved in most aspects of normal brain function including cognition, memory and learning.

Cost

This test costs in total $380. This includes your full report plus a 1 hour consult to discuss the results.

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