How to Talk with Families About Genetics and Psychiatric Illness (Paperback)Holly Landrum Peay (author), Jehannine Claire Austin (author)
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As we learn more about how our biology and genes can play into the development of a mental health disorder, patients and their families are increasingly seeking answers to tough questions about common risk factors, the likelihood of recurrence, the need for genetic testing, and implications for future generations.
A practical, go-to resource for all mental health clinicians, this guide explains just how to address these questions and concerns in a way that's comprehensible and compassionate. Filled with case studies, sample dialogues, and question-and-answer examples, it is an essential roadmap for practitioners, helping them to demystify a complex issue for their clients and equip them with the accurate, reassuring information they need.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 23 mm
"This book is a remarkable achievement, and essential reading for all mental health clinicians, physicians, and genetic counselors. Peay and Austin have answered the critical need for a resource that prepares clinicians to help individuals and families make sense of the complex and rapidly-advancing field of psychiatric genetics. There is simply no other book like this." -- Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Center for Human Genetic Research
"A must-read for all mental health and genetics clinicians . . . its easy-to-read, question-and-answer format reflects the most common clinical concerns. By providing straightforward, specific language to use with patients, as well as counseling aids, case examples, and practical tips for incorporating genetic information into clinical practice, Peay and Austin help mental health practitioners easily translate research findings into their clinical work with patients and families." -- Christine Finn, PhD, Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and Director, Crises and Consultation Service, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
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