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Neuropsychiatric history influences cognition and behaviour in MND
  1. Matthew Jones1,2
  1. 1 Cerebral Function Unit, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK
  2. 2 Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Jones, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford M6 8HD, UK; matthew.jones{at}

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The spectrum of cognitive and behavioural changes occurring in patients with motor neuron disease (MND) has become an area of great research interest over recent years. In addition to the well-known association with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which occurs in approximately 15% of patients, many more have evidence of milder behavioural and/or cognitive impairment.1 As a result of this increased awareness, patients with MND are now much more likely to have their cognition assessed as part of the routine care they receive in clinic. Standardised tools such as the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) are making this …

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  • Contributors MJ wrote the editorial commentary.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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