The perceived and predicted implications of psychiatric genetic knowledge among persons with multiple cases of depression in the family.
Laegsgaard, M M
Stamp, A S
Hall, E O C
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica 2010 Dec; 122(6): 470-80
Psychiatric genetic research raises hope regarding better treatment and prevention, but also regarding a possible de-stigmatizing effect of attributing mental illness to genetics. This study explores i) the impact on family relations of participating in a genetic study; ii) the impact of biogenetic attributions on perceptions of depression and stigma and iii) the perceived benefits and concerns regarding psychiatric genetic testing.
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