The specific aim of medical social work is to support the patient in the psychosocial and emotional problems related to myotonic dystrophy. Specific issues in wich a social worker may be helpful are, for example, problems regarding work or adjusted work, questions about regulations, social security, legislation, finances, problems regarding care, or high burden for the partner due to informal care.

Discuss with your treating physician, if you have any problems and may need social work.