Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease

A Casebook for Clinicians

Editors: Goldman, Jill (Ed.)

  • Provides an overview of symptoms, management, and special genetic counseling issues for most adult neurogenetic diseases
  • Includes case histories for a case-based approach to understanding genetic counseling issues unique to adult neurogenetics
  • Provides audiovisual sessions of genetic counselors and neurologists with neurogenetics patients
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About this book

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 Disease deals 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 Disease offers advanced clinical wisdom for genetic counselors as well as neurologists, neuropsychologists, and other referring clinicians.

About the authors

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 Genetics in Medicine. Jill is Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. She has extensive experience in educating health professionals on neurogenetic diseases including teaching genetic counseling students, genetic counselors, genetics residents and fellows, nursing students, medical trainees, and the lay public. She has organized a NYC Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Conference and a Columbia University CME course for psychiatrists and neurologists on Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration. Jill was co-chair of a 2001 NSGC Annual Educational Conference workshop on neurogenetics and the 2004 Short Course on Neurogenetics. She has supervised both prospective and active genetic counseling students. Jill has also been a co-chair for the NSGC Neurogenetics SIG and a member of the Ethics Committee and Abstracts Committee. In addition to being Project Director, she will be responsible for sections on dementia and movement disorders.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7837-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease
Book Subtitle
A Casebook for Clinicians
Editors
  • Jill Goldman
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7482-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7482-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7481-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7837-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 325
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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