New Study Looks at Mental Effects of Alzheimer's Testing
POSTED: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 9:26am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
If you have a family member with Alzheimer's disease, do you want to know if you have an increased risk for the illness?
A new study looks at the mental effects of genetic testing. Researchers tested over 150 people who had a parent with Alzheimer's disease. Their depression and anxiety levels were followed for a year after the test. They found those who tested positive for the gene showed no more psychological distress than those who tested negative.