What are the CDC recommendations for psychotherapy in the management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Psychotherapy recommendations include the following:

  • Parental management training for externalizing behaviors (eg, noncompliance/disruptive behavior, parent–child conflict)
  • Individual therapy  for internalizing behaviors (eg, low self-esteem and depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment, and coping difficulties)
  • Group therapy for social skills deficits
  • Family therapy for adjustment and coping difficulties and parent-child conflict
  • Applied behavior analysis for specific behaviors related to autism

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