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Is there a genetic test for alcoholisim?

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In brief: Yes and No

Genes have been identified which increase one's predisposition to alcoholism.
Like many complex medical conditions, alcoholism is due to a combination of genes and environmental factors. Factors like life style, stress, exercise, and social support can have a large influence on whether someone with a predisposition actually becomes an alcoholic.

In brief: Yes and No

Genes have been identified which increase one's predisposition to alcoholism.
Like many complex medical conditions, alcoholism is due to a combination of genes and environmental factors. Factors like life style, stress, exercise, and social support can have a large influence on whether someone with a predisposition actually becomes an alcoholic.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Alcoholism, like many behavioral conditions (depression, schizophrenia) exhibits multifactorial determination (combination of many genes plus the environment).
There are markers for susceptibility to alcoholism, sometimes hyped as gene or protein profiling, but none validated for clinical use.

In brief: No

Alcoholism, like many behavioral conditions (depression, schizophrenia) exhibits multifactorial determination (combination of many genes plus the environment).
There are markers for susceptibility to alcoholism, sometimes hyped as gene or protein profiling, but none validated for clinical use.
Dr. Golder Wilson
Dr. Golder Wilson
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