Clinical Neuroscience

[Some problems in genetic counselling in schizophrenic psychoses]

CZEIZEL Endre1, UNGVÁRI Gábor2

AUGUST 01, 1985

Clinical Neuroscience - 1985;38(08)

[Authors summarize the key principles of diagnosis, genetics and genetic counselling of schizophrenic psychosis for practicing psychiatrists and the medical geneticist from the perspective of genetic counselling. With regard to the strategy of genetic counseling, the importance and simultaneous consideration of socio-cultural, socio-psychological factors and the family emotional-atmosphere are emphasized, in addition to nosological aspects. The special situation of schizophrenic (and psychiatric) patients and their families makes it advisable to set up a separate psychiatric genetic counselor. ]

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  1. Országos Közegészségügyi Intézet Humán genetikai Laboratórium
  2. Semmelweis Orvostudományi Psychiatriai Klinika

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