The Common Symptoms of Overmethylation in Patients
Common symptoms of overmethylation, also called histapenia, include depression, paranoia, head and neck pain, and the tendency to ruminate on thoughts. Overmethylated patients have elevated levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, low whole blood histamine, and low absolute basophils. Anxiety and depression are the main symptoms of overmethylation, at times the symptoms can be severe enough to cause a state of confusion.
Most Common Characteristics of Overmethylated People
Creativity tends to be one of the hallmarks of overmethylation. Academically, overmethylated persons tend to excel in areas of high interest and lag in other areas. “My child is an average to poor student, but scores in the 99% on the standardized tests. He’s extremely intelligent, but I can’t get him to turn in his homework assignments on time. He doesn’t believe it is relevant, and can quite eloquently explain to me why.” Most overmethylated persons in the general population tend to be very passionate individuals and often self sacrificing. These individuals may be attracted to professions or hobbies in music and the arts, theater, acting, social services or causes, and philosophy. Often, they may be viewed as underachievers, however, they are best characterized as individuals who march to the beat of their own drum.
Common Symptoms of Overmethylation
Most common symptoms of overmethylation are anxiety and depression. Overmethylation often correlates with high levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Patients who are overmethylated have an adverse reaction to serotonin-enhancing substances such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, St. John’s Wort, and SAMe. They generally do better on a diet rich in folate and other B vitamins. Mensah Medical focuses on the appropriate targeted advanced nutrient therapeutic approach for your individual imbalances.
Individuals with symptoms of overmethylation may have elevated levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine and low blood histamine. They may also experience sleep disorders, have an adverse reaction to estrogen therapy, have food and chemical sensitivities, and have a tendency to overreact to life experiences. In clinical studies, about 45% of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia were found to be severely overmethylated.
To learn more about overmethylation, Watch a video description by William Walsh, PhD, President of the Walsh Research Institute: