Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease

A Casebook for Clinicians

  • Jill S.¬†Goldman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Movement Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matt Bower, Paul Tuite
      Pages 3-8
    3. Matt Bower, Paul Tuite
      Pages 9-25
    4. Matt Bower, Paul Tuite
      Pages 27-40
    5. Jeff L. Waugh, Trisha Multhapt-Buell
      Pages 41-70
    6. Alison La Pean Kirschner, Jill S. Goldman
      Pages 71-90
  3. The Dementias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jill S. Goldman
      Pages 93-96
    3. Jill S. Goldman
      Pages 97-107
    4. Jill S. Goldman
      Pages 109-119
    5. Jill S. Goldman
      Pages 121-129
  4. Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Jamie C. Fong
      Pages 143-156
  5. The Motor Neuron Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Alice B. Schindler
      Pages 159-161
    3. Elisabeth McCarty Wood
      Pages 163-182
    4. Alison La Pean Kirschner
      Pages 183-193
    5. Alice B. Schindler
      Pages 195-207
  6. The Neuropathies and Channelopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Carly E. Siskind
      Pages 211-220
    3. Carly E. Siskind
      Pages 221-229
  7. The Adult Muscular Dystrophies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Joline Dalton, Jacinda B. Sampson
      Pages 233-237
    3. Joline Dalton, Jill S. Goldman, Jacinda B. Sampson
      Pages 239-249
    4. Joline Dalton, Jill S. Goldman, Jacinda B. Sampson
      Pages 251-262
    5. Joline Dalton, Jill S. Goldman, Jacinda B. Sampson
      Pages 263-270
  8. Neurocutaneous Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Amanda Bergner
      Pages 273-278
    3. Amanda Bergner
      Pages 279-288
    4. Amanda Bergner
      Pages 289-297
  9. The Clinical Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Jacinda B. Sampson
      Pages 301-312
    3. Elise Caccappolo
      Pages 313-322
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 323-325

About this book


Will I end up just like my parent?

Will the children get it too?

Why is this happening to me?

The adult patient diagnosed with or at risk for a neurogenetic disease has many questions and concerns for the genetic counselor, the neurologist, and other practitioners.  Because of  the emotional and potentially life-altering impact of these diseases on the patient and family, counseling can be especially challenging.

A rare hands-on guide to the subject, Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease deals with core issues that differentiate adult neurogenetic counseling from its more familiar pediatric counterpart. This innovative book with accompanying videos is designed to fill in deficits in this area typical of training programs in genetic counseling (which have pediatrics and prenatal concentrations) and neurology (which rarely cover genetic counseling). For each condition featured, chapters include a detailed overview of genetic symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and management, plus guidelines for asking, and answering, pertinent questions. The major concentration, however, is on genetic counseling issues and case histories illustrating these issues. As an added dimension, the accompanying  videos depict representative issues and challenges in genetic counseling for specific diseases in addition to the basics of a neurological examination. Among the conditions discussed:  

  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease.
  • Dementias, including Alzheimer's disease.
  • Stroke.
  • Motor neuron diseases.
  • Neuropathies and channelopathies.
  • Adult muscular dystrophies.
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes.
  • Plus a section on neurological and neuropsychological evaluation.

This is information that will stay relevant as technologies change and genetic understanding evolves. Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease offers advanced clinical wisdom for genetic counselors as well as neurologists, neuropsychologists, and other referring clinicians.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Jill S.¬†Goldman
    • 1
  1. 1.Taub InstituteColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7481-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7482-2
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