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Title Handbook of genomics and the family : psychosocial context for children and adolescents / edited by Kenneth P. Tercyak
Published New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 615 pages) : illustrations
Series Issues in clinical child psychology
Issues in clinical child psychology.
Contents Preface; References; References; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; About The Editor; Contributors; Part I Introduction to Genomics; 1 Key Concepts in Human Genomics and Epidemiology; Introduction; The Human Genome Project; Neural Tube Defects; The Etiology of NTD Involves Environmental and Genetic Factors; Genetic Causes of NTD; Interrelationship of Folic Acid and Genetics in NTD; Environmental Causes of Neural Tube Defects; Environmental, Dietary, and Genetic Interactions in NTD; Childhood Cancer; The Etiology of Childhood Leukemia Involves Environmental and Genetic Factors
Genetic Causes of Childhood LeukemiaEnvironmental Factors and Childhood Leukemia; Environmental and Genetic Interactions in Childhood Leukemia; Conclusions: Impacts Of Expanding Research In Genomics And ChildrenS Health; 2 Psychological Genetics: Understanding the Natureof Psychological Differences Through Etiology; Introduction; Principles Of Behavioral Genetic Design: The Coinheritance Of Genetic And Psychological Characteristics; Types Of Behavioral Genetic Designs; Generalizations To Be Made About Genes And Human Behavior
Delineating Psychological Constructs: The Interdependence Of Psychological And Genetic InquiryEmerging Issues And The Future Of Psychology And Genetics; References; Part II CrossCutting Issues in Children and Families; 3 Understanding Gene, Environment, and Gene Environment Interaction Effects: The Exampleof Childhood Externalizing Disorders; Introduction; Family Studies; Twin Studies; Adoption Studies; Combination Studies; GeneEnvironment Correlation And Interaction; Conclusions And Future Directions; References
4 Process in Genetic Counseling: Considerations for Children and Their FamiliesIntroduction; Role Of Genetic Counseling; Structure of Medical Genetics Counseling Sessions; Comprehension and Family Meaning of Genetic Health Information; Intrafamilial Relationships and Communication Dynamics; Empowering Families; Special Considerations For Children; Genetic and Genomic Testing; Ethical Concerns About Testing; Considerations for Communicating Genetic and Genomic Information to Children; Increasing The Complexity: Integrating Genomic Risk Information
Genomic Testing and Risk Information for Children and FamiliesNew Challenges; Counseling About Genomic Health Information; Conclusion; References; 5 Genomics and the Family: Integrative Frameworks; Introduction; Importance Of Theory And Theorizing; Case Study; Individual And Family Factors That Influence Adaptation; Factors That Influenced Adaptation In JenniferS Family; RiskResistance Adaptation Models; Risk Factors; Resistance Factors; Adjustment/Adaptation Outcomes; Resiliency Model Of Family Stress, Adjustment, And Adaptation; Family Demands; Family Types; Family Resources
Summary Today's consumer can send a company a DNA sample and receive a detailed set of genetic test results in return all without ever visiting a health care provider. Although knowing one's personal risk for serious disease may lead some individuals to make more informed health choices, an ever-growing set of questions remains: Are predictive genetic tests meaningful? Can the results be harmful as well as helpful? In what ways can genetic information be used by health care providers to predict disease risk and optimize medical management within concerned families? Most important, how might the landsc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Genomics.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis.
Nuclear families.
Genetic screening.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease -- genetics
Genetic Testing
Social Support
Nuclear Family
children (people by age group)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Genetic.
MEDICAL -- Genetics.
Nuclear families.
Genetic screening.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis.
Form Electronic book
Author Tercyak, Kenneth P
ISBN 9781441958006
Other Titles Genomics and the family