Professor David Curtis contributes to guidelines on the use of genetic testing in psychiatry

14 March 2019

Professor David Curtis of the UCL Genetics Institute is one of the contributors to a statement on Genetic Testing and Psychiatric Disorders which has been issued by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. The statement is intended to give guidance to psychiatrists, patients and their families as well as other healthcare professionals. It reflects the latest advances in research and their implications for the clinical care of patients. Subjects covered include tests used to clarify diagnosis and risk as well as tests used to guide treatment. The statement also addresses broader issues such as ethical implications of testing, direct to consumer (DTC) testing and incidental findings.