Brain imaging and Social cognition in myotonic dystrophy (DM) type 1
This study is designed to assess social cognition deficits in adult onset patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 and understand possible neuroimaging correlates of such deficits.
- Cognitive studies including measurements for empathy and social behavioral abnormalities
- Heart rate and blood sample
- Imaging studies including MRI
For more details about study procedures, please contact Stephen Gullet:
- Over 18 years old
- Molecularly confirmed DM 1 (symptomatic subjects in whom diagnosis is based on DNA analysis in affected family members will also qualify)
- MOCA score > 22
- Competent and willing to provide informed consent and participate in study procedures
- Controls for cognition and imaging studies will be recruited from among spouses or other unaffected family members of DM1 patients and if needed, from among non-family members who are deemed to have no significant and uncontrolled neurological or systemic disorders.
Additional criteria apply, for more information please contact Stephen Gullet:
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KeywordsMuscular dystrophy, Muscular dystrophy - resources, Neurology
Principal InvestigatorS.H. Subramony, MD
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