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Unformatted text preview: families suffering with depression may be helped by counselling, CBT or respite. If the case of MND is discovered to be familial many younger family members may live in fear and as such may need prolonged counselling and support. Prognosis Most cases of MND progress quickly, with a noticeable decline occurring over the course of months. Although symptoms may present in one region, they will typically spread throughout the body. In conditions initially restricted to one side of the body contralateral spread will typically occur before the condition progressed to another part of the body. After several years, most patients require help to carry out activities of daily living such as self care, feeding, and transportation. MND is usually fatal within 2–5 years. Around 50% die within 14 months of diagnosis. As a rough estimate, 1 in 5 patients survive for 5 years, and 1 in 10 patients survive 10 years. Prevention Currently MND is not a preventable disease...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10