Core Symptoms of Adult-onset DM1: Cognitive Problems, Apathy, Fatigue

Core Symptoms of Adult-onset DM1: Cognitive Problems, Apathy, Fatigue

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Core Symptoms of Adult-onset DM1: Cognitive Problems, Apathy, Fatigue

Brain abnormalities in people with adult-onset myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are significantly associated with cognitive impairment, apathy, and daytime sleepiness, a study shows. Notably, no such link was found for depression and anxiety, suggesting that these commonly reported symptoms are instead secondary manifestations of living and coping with this chronic disease. Findings suggest that cognitive difficulties, apathy, and daytime sleepiness are the core brain-related symptoms of adult-onset DM1, and may help to identify and…

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