Genetics and Genetic Counseling Related Issues
One would hope that there would be few emergencies related to genetic testing for movement disorders, but we have reviewed below several situations that qualify, including perception of urgency around testing, family conflicts and psychosocial complications related to testing, and problems related to misunderstanding of genetic facts. The physician can minimize the potential for genetic emergencies through proper education of, and support for, patients and their families. The judicious use of genetics specialists, such as genetic counselors, is an invaluable asset to the neurologist.
KeywordsGenetic Counseling Gene Test Essential Tremor Huntington Disease Predictive Testing
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