What are the CDC guidelines for psychological assessment in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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CDC recommendations for emotional adjustment/coping are as follows [72] :

  • Brief screening of emotional status at every clinic visit or on an annual basis at a minimum
  • Emotional adjustment screening can be informal and does not require a comprehensive assessment
  • Use of short standardized rating scales might be helpful
  • Can be completed by a social worker or mental health professional or by other clinical staff with sufficient training (eg, attending physician, nurse)

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