The authors sum up the most important basic principles of diagnostics and genetics of the schizophrenic psychoses from the viewpoint of genetic counseling for the practising psychiatrist and medical geneticist. Regarding genetic counselling strategy, in addition to nosological considerations, they stress the importance of socio-cultural and social psychological factors and of the emotional atmosphere in the family, which should all be taken into account together. Because of the special situation of schizophrenic (and in general, psychiatric) patients and their families, they regard it as advisable to set up a separate psychiatric genetic counselling service.
|Translated title of the contribution||Some problems of genetic counseling in schizophrenic psychoses|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Psychiatrie, Neurologie, und medizinische Psychologie|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology