Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Year: 2012
There is evidence that people with Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) have higher rates of depression, anxiety and apathy. Depression in people with MJD may be reactive to the physical incapacities, sleep disturbances and fatigue rather than the neurological damage of the disease process.This Help Sheet explains the social and emotional impacts of MJD and provides information about appropriate social and emotional support strategies.