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advantages and disadvantages of genetic counseling

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Feedback on DNA test: After a dna analysis the results may be discussed with an individual to help them understand and deal with the information discovered. There may be de ... Read More
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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
15 years experience Clinical Genetics
Counseling on risks: Genetic counseling is counseling of an individual or a family regarding risks of an inherited condition in themselves, their children, or other family ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: More and more genetic information is available every day. For people who are trying to conceive, genetic counseling can help you have a healthier pre ... Read More
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Why?: Not unless you have some disease in your family that can be transmitted to you.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Long History: You can expect a long appointment that goes into depth on you and your partners family history. Your personal risks will be evaluated and a detailed ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Information sharing.: Genetic counseling helps the uninitiated to understand aspects of the exploding field of human genetics, as they pertain to personal and/or family his ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Search out schools: You need a background in subjects like counseling, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Check out job descriptions to see what hospitals and clinic ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience Neurology
Several reasons: There are many reasons. One is to understand the chance of a child inheriting the disease. Is it 50% like in huntington's disease? Is it 25% as in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mostly pros.: Pros: information about reproductive options, genetic risks and testing availability and cost. Cons: confusion of couples not interested in prenatal ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Salafsky
55 years experience Clinical Genetics
One hour or more : Genetic counseling sessions involve taking a history, constructing a pedigree and examining the patient. Often specific test have to be ordered prior ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Information!: Genetic counseling is supposed to give information about testing and treatment/management options for the very complex and life-long genetic disorders ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Talk to your ob!: Your regular obstetrician should be able to refer you to a certified genetic counselor. Try this online resource: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/pregnanc ... Read More

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