Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – A longer diagnostic interval is a risk for depression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

The illness experiences of ALS patients rather than established mental health risk factors influence the manifestation of depressive symptoms in the early stages of the disease, with clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of psychological morbidity. Patients with lengthy diagnostic intervals may be prime targets for psychological assessment and intervention, especially in the absence of ALS-specific tests and biomarkers.

via Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – A longer diagnostic interval is a risk for depression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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