Depressive Symptoms in Friedreich Ataxia

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.

Publication Date:

Intl Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18(1) 2017

Author

Antonieta Nieto, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. It is appropriate for participants’ whose knowledge is intermediate or above.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the clinical characteristics of Friedreich ataxia.

  2. Discuss the research examining depression in those diagnosed with Friedreich ataxia.

  3. Identify the salient results and limitations of the present study.

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Course Number: 102353
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online
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