A genogram is created with simple symbols representing the gender, with various lines to illustrate relationships, physical and physiological attributes of members in a family. These symbols carry comprehensive meanings in various aspects such as health status, family relationships, emotional relationships and medical issues.
Basic genogram symbols carry basic information of a person : gender, birth and age, immigration, sexual orientation and pregnancy situation etc. Genogram symbols will usually display the date of birth (and date of death if applicable) above the box, and the name of the individual underneath. The inside of the symbol will hold the person's current age or various codes for genetic disease or user-defined properties: abortions, still-births, SIDS, cohabitations, etc.
Different from a family tree, a family relationship genogram conveys more complete and compliex information on the real relationships. Referring to family relationships, you can illustrate whether a couple is married, engagd, common-law, divorced or separated with simple color-coded lines and symbols.
Emotional relationship symbols are used to describe the emotional bond between any two individuals in the genogram. For example, you can tell whether a couple in in love, distrust, hostile, abuse or violence, whether a huaband is manipulative, estranged or jealous etc.
Medical genogram symbols play the most important role in genograms. Medical genograms provide a quick and scientific context which indicates the possibility of an individual's health risks. Here I divide medical genogram symbols into two parts according to their appearance - colored or monochrome.
By structuring the diseases and conditions in a family, a medical genogram can take precautions when gicing birth to generations to avoid genetic diseases and illnesses.
The colored medical genogram symbols are all common genetic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, down syndrome, depression, and asthma etc.
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