Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Time for research on psychological intervention?

Francesco Pagnini, Zachary Simmons, Massimo Corbo, Enrico Molinari

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Abstract

The literature on psychological aspects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has explored quality of life, depression, anxiety, spirituality, hopelessness, and other constructs in an attempt to understand the patient's grief and other psychological responses to the disease. However, there is a lack of research on the efficacy of psychological interventions. We believe it is important to develop 'best practices' for the improvement of quality of life and the reduction of psychological distress related to ALS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-417
Number of pages2
JournalAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychological intervention
  • Psychological research
  • Psychotherapy
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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