Genetic Counseling For Adult Neurogenetic Disease: A Casebook For Clinicians by Jill S. GoldmanGenetic Counseling For Adult Neurogenetic Disease: A Casebook For Clinicians by Jill S. Goldman

Genetic Counseling For Adult Neurogenetic Disease: A Casebook For Clinicians

byJill S. Goldman

Paperback | April 30, 2017

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The adult patient diagnosed with or at risk for a neurogenetic disease has many questions and concerns for the genetic counselor, the neurologist, and other practitioners. Because of the emotional and potentially life-altering impact of these diseases on the patient and family, counseling can be especially challenging.

A rare hands-on guide to the subject,Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Diseasedeals with core issues that differentiate adult neurogenetic counseling from its more familiar pediatric counterpart. This innovative book with accompanying videos is designed to fill in deficits in this area typical of training programs in genetic counseling (which have pediatrics and prenatal concentrations) and neurology (which rarely cover genetic counseling). For each condition featured, chapters include a detailed overview of genetic symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and management, plus guidelines for asking, and answering, pertinent questions. The major concentration, however, is on genetic counseling issues and case histories illustrating these issues. As an added dimension, the accompanying videos depict representative issues and challenges in genetic counseling for specific diseases in addition to the basics of a neurological examination. Among the conditions discussed:

  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease.
  • Dementias, including Alzheimer's disease.
  • Stroke.
  • Motor neuron diseases.
  • Neuropathies and channelopathies.
  • Adult muscular dystrophies.
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes.
  • Plus a section on neurological and neuropsychological evaluation.

This is information that will stay relevant as technologies change and genetic understanding evolves.Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Diseaseoffers advanced clinical wisdom for genetic counselors as well as neurologists, neuropsychologists, and other referring clinicians.

Jill Goldman has been a neurogenetic counselor for 12 years at UCSF and Columbia University. She has first authored many papers including the 2011 "Genetic counseling and testing for Alzheimer disease: Joint practice guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors" published in Gene...
Title:Genetic Counseling For Adult Neurogenetic Disease: A Casebook For CliniciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:April 30, 2017Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1489978372

ISBN - 13:9781489978370


Table of Contents

Part 1:The Movement Disorders.- 1.Overview.- 2.Huntington Disease.- 3.Parkinson Disease.- 4.Dystonia.- 5.Ataxia.- Part 2:The Dementias.- 6.Overview.- 7.Alzheimer's Disease.- 8.Frontotemporal Degeneration.- 9.Prion Diseases.- Part 3:Stroke.- 10.Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Risk Factors.- 11.CADASIL.- Part 4:The Motor Neuron Diseases.- 12.Overview.- 13.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.- 14.Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy: Kennedy's Disease.- 15.Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.- Part 5:The Neuropathies and Channelopathies.- 16.Charcot Marie Tooth.- 17.Channelopathies.- 18.Overview.- 19.The Myopathies.- 20.The Muscular Dystrophies.- 21.The Myotonic Dystrophies.- Part 7:Neurocutaneous Syndromes.- 22.Overview.- 23.Neurofibromatosis.- 24.Tuberous sclerosis.- Part 8:The Clinical Evaluation.- 25.The Neurological Examination and Testing.- 26.The Neuropsychological Evaluation.