Who is af­fected?

Wellness Update - - CLEVLAND CLINIC -

There are many dif­fer­ent ge­netic ex­pla­na­tions as well as non-ge­netic ex­pla­na­tions for ACC. Some re­search points to a pos­si­bil­ity of a con­tribut­ing gene from one or both of the par­ents. How­ever, the mys­tery sur­round­ing ACC and the cause of it be­ing so un­der di­ag­nosed is due largely to a com­bi­na­tion of how it is di­ag­nosed, when it should be di­ag­nosed, how it mir­rors other med­i­cal is­sues such as Autism and Asperger’s, and the wide range of symp­toms. Th­ese swings range from seem­ingly healthy peo­ple go­ing through nor­mal life func­tions, but strug­gling with sim­ple things such as school and so­cial in­ter­ac­tions, to in­di­vid­u­als hav­ing dif­fi­culty try­ing to walk, talk or func­tion in life at all. A grow­ing num­ber of adults are dis­cov­er­ing they have ACC by ac­ci­dent—lit­er­ally. To­day’s ad­vanced imaging tech­nol­ogy is dis­cov­er­ing the pres­ence of ACC in adults who are be­ing tested for po­ten­tial brain is­sues af­ter an au­to­mo­bile or some other ac­ci­dent. Th­ese MRI tests are un­cov­er­ing ACC in vary­ing de­grees but this is a rare oc­cur­rence.

Why aren’t we catch­ing ACC sooner?

It’s only been with the ad­vent of much more ac­cu­rate ate imaging equip­ment that ACC can be more ac­cu­rately ely di­ag­nosed. Still, it is dif­fi­cult to pin down be­cause of the sen­si­tive area it af­fects and the dif­fi­culty of di­ag­nos­ing sing in­fants who can’t de­scribe what they are feel­ing. Adding dding to the prob­lem, ACC is such a spe­cial­ized dis­or­der;

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