Perceived Genetic Risks for Bipolar Disorder in a Patient Population: An Exploratory Study

Kimberly A. Quaid, Sharon R. Aschen, Carrie L. Smiley, John Nurnberger

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Abstract

Thirty-one subjects with bipolar illness completed a questionnaire about genetic risk for bipolar disorder. Subjects estimated both quantitative and qualitative genetic risk for bipolar disorder for the following categories: general population, siblings, parents, spouses, and children. Results showed that quantitative risks were inflated when compared to qualitative risks and that subjects routinely over-estimated the risk for developing bipolar illness. These findings suggest that genetic counseling may be useful for this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Genetic Counseling
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Genetic counseling
  • Risk estimation

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  • Genetics(clinical)

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Perceived Genetic Risks for Bipolar Disorder in a Patient Population : An Exploratory Study. / Quaid, Kimberly A.; Aschen, Sharon R.; Smiley, Carrie L.; Nurnberger, John.

In: Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 41-51.

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Quaid, Kimberly A. ; Aschen, Sharon R. ; Smiley, Carrie L. ; Nurnberger, John. / Perceived Genetic Risks for Bipolar Disorder in a Patient Population : An Exploratory Study. In: Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2001 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 41-51.
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