Ms Jashelle Caga
Individual Differences in Coping with a Diagnosis of ALS: Psychosocial Adjustment and Implications for Psychological Treatment Planning
Motor neurone diseases
motor neuron disease (mnd) | psychosocial adjustment | quality of life | psychological assessment | psychological treatment
A high proportion of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis develop subtle personality and behavioural changes similar to those with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Apathetic symptoms are the most commonly observed personality change. This project aims to establish the contribution of premorbid personality traits on the development and expression of apathy, and in turn, its implications for ALS patients psychological wellbeing and response to psychological intervention.