Depression, Anxiety Common With FAP, Patient Survey Finds

Depression, Anxiety Common With FAP, Patient Survey Finds

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Depression, Anxiety Common With FAP, Patient Survey Finds

Challenges with mental health often follow a person being told that they carry a mutation that causes familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), a rare and progressive disease of adulthood, a study reports. “These results highlight the burden of [FAP] for patients and their relatives. Patients, carriers and their relatives and caregivers face challenges beyond medical issues,” its researchers wrote. The study, “Val50Met hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis: not just a medical problem, but a psychosocial burden,” was published…

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