Psychological Morbidity Following Genetic Counselling to Establish Degree of Risk for Autosomal Dominant Disorders: Huntington's Disease and Marfan's Syndrome

Blackmore, Louise (1996) Psychological Morbidity Following Genetic Counselling to Establish Degree of Risk for Autosomal Dominant Disorders: Huntington's Disease and Marfan's Syndrome. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Sheila Simpson
Keywords: Clinical psychology, Counseling Psychology, Medical ethics
Date of Award: 1996
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1996-75770
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 18:13
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 18:13
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75770

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item