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How could you get 13 y old who is diagnosed with friedreichs ataxia to feel good about himself?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Counseling

The child must be made to understand that gait disturbance (& other associated symptoms if any) do not define his value as a person.
This is a difficult time in any person's life, even if perfectly healthy. Supportive home environment from family & close friends. Psychologic counseling is almost certainly needed & possibly antidepressants.

In brief: Counseling

The child must be made to understand that gait disturbance (& other associated symptoms if any) do not define his value as a person.
This is a difficult time in any person's life, even if perfectly healthy. Supportive home environment from family & close friends. Psychologic counseling is almost certainly needed & possibly antidepressants.
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