Jason Karlawish (U Penn) on learning genetic risk of Alzheimer's in WSJ
"Should You Find Out if You're at Risk of Alzheimer's?" - Wall Street Journal. 7/15/2019.
"Jason Karlawish, a professor of medicine and co-director of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has looked at the reactions of more than 3,000 people who have learned their genotype. "So far there is no significant uptick in psychological harm or acute psychological catastrophic reactions," Dr. Karlawish said. His patients' adult children often ask if he recommends genetic testing. "My standard answer is: Unless you have very particular reason you want to know your genetic risk, it's not a very valuable test," he said."