Dr. Nicole Danforth: We think that the mental health issues change. It's certainly, there is not any data. There are no large studies, but certainly in my personal experience, I've seen many more anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults with TSC than I have in younger children. And whether or not that's a reflection of a cognitive, you know, as people grow and realize, even, become more aware that they might be different or they might have certain limitations, and does that create anxiety? Isn't really clear. So anecdotally, and, and I do think it changes. And we tend to see more anxiety, more mood disorders, as opposed to aggressive behaviors, that we see in the younger children.
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