Clinical psychology and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Front Psychol. 2010 Jul 21;1:33. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00033. eCollection 2010.

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal and progressive disease, characterized by progressive muscles weakness, with consequent loss of physical capacities. Psychologists can play an important role in ALS care, by providing clinical activities in every step of the disease, including support and counseling activities directed to patients, their caregivers and to physicians.

Keywords: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; burnout; clinical psychology; neurological illness; psychological support.