Principles of Genetic Counseling for Psychiatric Liaisons

  • Ann P. Walker
  • M. Anne Spence


Medical genetics is a specialty that draws from and, increasingly, influences virtually every other branch of medicine and many of the basic sciences. Our growing understanding of the genetic basis not only of a few relatively rare diseases but of numerous birth defects and many of the common ills of mankind has led to an explosion of knowledge about the human genome that has far-reaching implications for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


Genetic Counseling Prenatal Diagnosis Mental Health Professional Tourette Syndrome Recurrence Risk 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann P. Walker
    • 1
  • M. Anne Spence
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Human Genetics, Department of PediatricsUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Division of Medical Genetics, Departments of Psychiatry and Biomathematics, School of MedicineUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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