Frontotemporal degeneration

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What is frontotemporal degeneration?

Frontotemporal degeneration is characterized by damage to brain cells caused by atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Behavior, emotional response and language skills may be affected depending on the location of damage within these lobes.

Common symptoms reported by people with frontotemporal degeneration

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for frontotemporal degeneration

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Compare treatments taken by people with frontotemporal degeneration

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Who has frontotemporal degeneration on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 6 say frontotemporal degeneration is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 6
60s 6
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from frontotemporal degeneration patients who have completed their condition history
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