Psychiatric genetic counseling: A mapping exercise

Ramona Moldovan, Kevin A McGhee, Domenico Coviello, Anniken Hamang, Angela Inglis, Charlotta Ingvoldstad Malmgren, Maria Johansson-Soller, Mercy Laurino, Bettina Meiser, Lauren Murphy, Milena Paneque, Oleg Papsuev, Joanna Pawlak, Eulàlia Rovira Moreno, Clara Serra-Juhe, Shiri Shkedi-Rafid, Nakita Laing, Marie-Antoinette Voelckel, Melanie Watson, Jehannine C Austin

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Psychiatric genetic counseling (PGC) is gradually developing globally, with countries in various stages of development. In some, PGC is established as a service or as part of research projects while in others, it is just emerging as a concept. In this article, we describe the current global landscape of this genetic counseling specialty and this field's professional development. Drawing on information provided by expert representatives from 16 countries, we highlight the following: (a) current understanding of PGC; (b) availability of services for patients; (c) availability of training; (d) healthcare system disparities and cultural differences impacting practice; and (e) anticipated challenges going forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-532
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


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