Finding Alzheimer’s risk poses little distress

in Health, Health care, science
July 16th, 2009

If you learned from a genetic test that your risk for Alzheimer’s disease increased, how would you feel?  A  study of 162 healthy adult children of patients with Alzheimer’s found that people who inherited a key gene showed no more test-related stress, depression, or anxiety than those who did not, according to Dr. Robert Green, lead author of the School of Medicine study,  that examined the psychological reprecussions.

Contact Dr.  Robert Green, (617) 638-5426,  rcgreen@bu.edu

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