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How to Protect Your Mental Health When Genetics Make You Vulnerable

Jehannine Austin, Ph.D., CGC 0 2120

While many people know that genetic counselors work with families concerned about conditions caused entirely by genes, people are often less familiar with the idea that we also work with families affected by health conditions caused by a combination of genes and our experiences. Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are a few examples.