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Title: Psychological morbidity following genetic counselling to establish degree of risk for autosomal dominant disorders : Huntington's disease and Marfan's syndrome
Author: Blackmore, Louise
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1996
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Advances in molecular genetics have led to the availability of predictive test programmes for some individuals who are at risk for genetic disorders. This paper reviews the psychological implications of giving predictive test information to individuals who are at risk for the autosomal dominant disorder, Huntington's Disease. The implications for those receiving both increased and decreased risk advice are considered. Studies to date have concluded that in the majority of cases the benefits of predictive testing for this disorder far outweigh the costs. The author suggests that such conclusions may be premature and highlights the need for further research in this area.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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