What You Need to Know About Mental Illness Genetics Programs
A genetic counselor will explain genetic disorders to you and guide you to the right resources to learn more about your genetic makeup.
Genetic counseling programs are usually based in the United States, and you can find them on the Web.
The programs are often available for free to people who qualify through a screening or treatment program.
In addition to the genetic counselor, the Genetic Counseling Center provides a variety of other services, such as testing and counseling, which you can also get for free through your local counseling center.
You can also enroll in a private genetic counseling program, which typically costs about $5,000.
You might also qualify for financial assistance if you have a pre-existing condition, or if you’re over 50.
The goal of genetic counseling is to help people learn about their genes and the genetic makeup of their families, their families’ histories, and their potential for genetic health problems.
Genetics is a term that’s sometimes used interchangeably with mental illness.
The term includes all types of genetic conditions, including those that affect a person’s behavior, their health, or their mental health.
For more information about genetics, visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ Web site, www.ncas.nih.gov.
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For specific information about genetic counseling, please contact your health care professional.