Neuropsychology

Q: How can you distinguish between a neurological symptom of Spina Bifida and anxiety?

A: Anxiety can come from internal and external sources. Your neurology team should first make sure the shunt is functioning properly. Afterwards, a mental health specialist can help you identify the sources of your anxiety and help you reduce it, usually through counseling and medication. For more information, review SBA’s health information sheets on depression and anxiety.