Depressive Symptoms in Friedreich Ataxia
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
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About the Course:
Friedreich ataxia is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symptoms such as progressive gait and limb ataxia, weakness, reflex and deep sensory loss, and skeletal deformations. Although depression is well known to negatively impact quality of life and disease progression, few studies have examined its role in Friedreich ataxia. This study addresses this deficit by assessing the relationship between depressive symptoms and the slowing of information processing speed in addition to other clinical variables.
Intl Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18(1) 2017
Antonieta Nieto, PhD
Discuss the clinical characteristics of Friedreich ataxia.
Discuss the research examining depression in those diagnosed with Friedreich ataxia.
Identify the salient results and limitations of the present study.
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