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Letters Familial hypercholesterolaemia

Child-parent screening may have adverse psychological effects

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:683
  1. Keith A Hopcroft, general practitioner
  1. Laindon Health Centre, Basildon, Essex SS15 5TR
  1. keithhopcroft{at}

Wald et al do not mention the potential adverse psychological impact of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia.1

No matter how well these issues are communicated, this test will exacerbate the cholesterol neurosis that much of the population already seems to have. General practitioners in …

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