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Emotional Issues

Duchenne’s emotional toll on a child can manifest in a variety of ways. Patience, consistency, understanding, and love are some of the most important things you can provide to ensure the emotional health of your child.

Parents of a child with Duchenne will find straight answers, vital information, and access to the strength and support of the Duchenne community on our website.

(Information in this section was contributed, in part, by James Poysky, PhD. You can read Dr. Poysky’s entire document, Learning and Behavior in Duchenne, in our Education Matters section.)

In this section

Coping with Duchenne
Depression & Anxiety
Connecting With Him
Social Isolation
Daily Life
Handling His Questions

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