Open Access Honors Program Thesis
The disclosure of at-risk status for HD can be a complicated and stress inducing process. The most difficult people to disclose this information to are most often those who are also at-risk, notably the children of individuals who are themselves at-risk for developing the disease or know that they will develop the disease. How and when a child finds out that he or she is at risk for a debilitating disease can have a tremendous impact on the development of the child. The purpose of this thesis is to assess the ideal course of action in dealing with how and when to tell a child that they are at risk for HD.
Year of Submission
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2010 Krysten Ann Shipley
Shipley, Krysten Ann, "Disclosure of At-Risk Status for Huntington's Disease: Is There a "Right Time?"" (2010). Honors Program Theses. 817.