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Managing the Emotional Struggles that come with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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15 February 2018

After receiving a diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the focus tends to be on how to deal with the physical side of things. There might be discussions about accessibility, physical therapy, and other treatment options. 

All of these discussions are great and certainly have an impact on living with the disorder, but there is another part of DMD that needs to be looked at and that is dealing with the many emotions that can sometimes be overwhelming for a youngster.

Frustration, anger, self-pity, anxiety are just a few of the emotions that can run through a young boy’s mind when they are learning to cope with the disease.

Since DMD strikes young kids, particularly boys, it’s critical that caregivers and family members clear a path for emotional health.

To read more: https://www.findatopdoc.com/Parenting/Managing-the...