Psychiatric Genetic Counselling – Bournemouth University Research

Rosa Spencer-Tansley, Postgraduate Researcher in Psychiatric Genetics at Bournemouth University, is currently conducting a study on a new service called Psychiatric Genetic Counselling.

The rationale behind the research project:

  • We are always looking for ways to improve mental health services within the UK.
  • We still have a lot to learn about how our brains work and how biology, psychology and environment interact to produce human behaviour and cognition.
  • The biggest problem we face today is finding effective ways of translating research into something beneficial for patients and their families.
  • We think that Psychiatric Genetic Counselling will be an important tool in achieving this goal:
  • It aims to provide information and counselling to people purchase propecia with mental health problems.
  • It helps people to better understand what we know from research about what caused their illness and provides support around these issues.
  • This can help alleviate feelings of guilt, blame and shame within families and ultimately help individuals adapt to their mental illness.
  • We want to obtain future service user’s views around this, to help inform policy makers in the future.

The research project has been granted full ethical approval in line with Bournemouth University’s Research Ethics Code of Practice. Our research page, and link to the study, is available here: http://goo.gl/7d1aM0.

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