Coping and supportBy Mayo Clinic Staff
A diagnosis of muscular dystrophy can be extremely challenging. To help you cope:
Nov. 27, 2014
- Find someone to talk with. You may feel comfortable discussing your feelings with a friend or family member, or you might prefer meeting with a formal support group.
- Learn to discuss your child's condition. If your child has muscular dystrophy, ask your doctor about the most appropriate ways to discuss this progressive condition with your child.
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