For many people, the diagnosis of Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) comes as a complete shock.
CMT is a disease caused by genetic faults. In some cases they are inherited, in others the fault is a new mutation in the gene.
Different people respond in different ways to the news that they have CMT. There is no right or wrong way to respond. However part of your coping mechanism will probably be to gather information regarding your condition to help you understand its impact on your health and more broadly, your life.
This page aims to give you that initial information.