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Attitudes towards future testing for bipolar disorder susceptibility genes: a preliminary investigation

Jones, Ian Richard, Scourfield, Jane, McCandless, Fiona and Craddock, Nicholas John 2002. Attitudes towards future testing for bipolar disorder susceptibility genes: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Affective Disorders 71 (1-3) , pp. 189-193. 10.1016/S0165-0327(00)00384-0

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Abstract

The discovery of susceptibility genes for the major psychiatric illnesses may lead to the development of presymptomatic and prenatal tests. In a preliminary study we assessed the attitudes of 147 bipolar patients, 90 attendees at their family doctor (GP) and 32 psychiatrists to the possible development of genetic tests for bipolar disorder susceptibility genes. Our results suggest that patients and the public will look favourably on the development of presymptomatic (but not prenatal) testing for bipolar disorder susceptibility genes. Psychiatrists, who will have to administer such tests, appear significantly more cautious.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0165-0327
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 07:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82912

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