Anxiety, Depression a Problem for School-aged Patients in China

Anxiety, Depression a Problem for School-aged Patients in China

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Anxiety, Depression a Problem for School-aged Patients in China

School-age children and adolescents with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in China experience a high rate of anxiety and depression, a questionnaire-based study suggests. “Professional psychological care [may be] included in the standard of care,” the researchers wrote, noting that a higher prevalence of depression was seen among students with SMA who have respiratory and digestive problems, and skeletal deformities. “These results also call for possible targets for intervention such as reducing complications, improving drug accessibility,…

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