Ask-the-Expert: Myotonic Dystrophy & Anxiety


Originally presented on August 20th, 2021.

Do you have questions for DM doctors and therapists? Join Missy Dixon, PhD, MS of the University of Utah for an “Ask-the-Expert” session on DM and Anxiety. After the success of the Stump-the-Doctor session at the 2020 Virtual MDF Conference, MDF has created a series using the same format to connect families and DM experts.

Missy Dixon, PhD, MS is a psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the University of Utah. Dr. Dixon provides clinical services at Primary Children’s Hospital as a member of a multidisciplinary team serving children with neuromuscular disorders, and as a therapist working with children who have chronic medical conditions. Dr. Dixon’s research is focused on cognitive functioning and brain connectivity in individuals with neuromuscular diseases. She works with an interdisciplinary team to identify central nervous system involvement in myotonic dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases using neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging outcome measures. Additionally, she researches the psychosocial impact of living with muscular dystrophy and neurogenetic disorders.

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