The Ohio State Medical Board approved Huntington’s disease, terminal illness, and spasticity, which brings the list of supported conditions to 25, joining other diseases and health issues including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and chronic pain.
Unfortunately, petitions to approve autism spectrum disorder, restless leg syndrome, panic disorder with agoraphobia and spasms, were rejected.
Thanks for sharing. Very happy to see more conditions approved – it’s a step. However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that most the conditions they rejected can also present as symptoms of one of the newly approved conditions – Huntington’s Disease. It says it right there in the article.
Huntington’s disease has a broad impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders. With spasticity or severe muscle spasms, a person’s muscles stiffen or tighten and can’t be stretched. This can affect movement and speech., or muscle spasms,
The board voted to reject petitions to add autism spectrum disorder, restless leg syndrome, panic disorder with agoraphobia and spasms.
While it’s progress, it almost feels like a step backward, or rather – going in circles around the point.