The Psychological Impact of Predictive Genetic Testing for Huntington′s Disease: A Systematic Review of the Literature

@article{Crozier2014ThePI,
  title={The Psychological Impact of Predictive Genetic Testing for Huntington′s Disease: A Systematic Review of the Literature},
  author={Sarah E. Crozier and Noelle Robertson and Maria Dale},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={29-39}
}
Huntington′s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic condition for which a predictive genetic test by mutation analysis has been available since 1993. However, whilst revealing the future presence of the disease, testing may have an adverse psychological impact given that the disease is progressive, incurable and ultimately fatal. This review seeks to systematically explore the psychological impact of genetic testing for individuals undergoing pre-symptomatic mutation analysis. Three… Expand
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