Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A diagnosis of muscular dystrophy can be extremely challenging. To help you cope:

  • 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.
Nov. 27, 2014