Genetic Counseling - Steps In A Counseling Process

  • Risk assessment & calculation of empric or mendelian risks.
  • Apt and appropriate counseling will then be given.
  • Explaining nature and transmittance pattern of disorders
  • Providing occurrence rate and estimated risks for recurrence of the disorder in a future offspring.

MANAGEMENT OF DISORDER ( Postnatal or After birth )

  • Reduce clinical problems
  • Drugs / hormone therapy ; if required.
  • Support groups and services.
  • Developmental and infant stimulation programmes.
  • Physiotherapy, exercise, speech and language therapy, diet and lifestyle
  • modifications.
  • Referrals to genetic clinics, providing information pamphlets regarding the nature of the disorder and psychological support services.


nagarasan Monday, December 28, 2009

I am Nagarasan in India. I am affected with congental myotonia from childhood. What genetic counseling is there for curing this in gene theraphy.

@Guest Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gene therapy is still not an approved therapy in human beings.

However, limited symptomatic treatment may be available.

Also, if you have the genetic confirmation of the disorder, you can potentially prevent the future generation from inheriting the same condition.


Dr. Risha Nahar
Genetic Consultant

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