Health utilities of patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders IN thailand

ConclusionOur findings clearly demonstrated the negative impact of MS and NMOSD on patients’ health-related quality of life. Effective interventions that target pain, mobility, and anxiety/depression should be provided to improve quality of life of these patients. Health utility estimates from this study can be used as an important input for economic evaluations of treatments for MS and NMOSD to inform resource-allocation decisions.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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 After receiving two chronic illness diagnosis by the age of 24, it really was no surprise that host Jackie Zimmerman also started to experience depression. Unable to tackle both, Jackie chose to focus on her physical health, letting her mental health deteriorate quickly — and dangerously. In this episode, we discuss the mind-body connection and how when your body is sick, your mind can quickly follow.   (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular bo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Depression Medications Not Crazy Podcast Stress Suicide Trauma Source Type: blogs
Authors: Łabuz-Roszak B, Niewiadomska E, Kubicka-Bączyk K, Skrzypek M, Tyrpień-Golder K, Majewska A, Matejczyk A, Dobrakowski P, Pierzchała K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It affects the daily functioning of patients, limits the ability to work and reduces the joy of life. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of pain on quality of life as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with MS. METHODS: The study included 144 patients with diagnosed MS (mean age 41±12 years, mean illness duration 10.3±8.6 ...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicate similar prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric symptoms to studies carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and relatively high attendance and referral rates to psychiatric services.Implications: The results shed light on the clinical profile of patients in this region and support the need for integrated collaborative medical services. Moreover, findings have important implications for health care policies pertaining to resource distribution and funding.IntroductionMedical care has traditionally been dominated by a separation between disciplines catering to physiologi...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that in FM a deteriorated function of cortical inhibition, indexed by a higher SICI parameter, a lower function of the DPMS, together with a higher level of BDNF indicate that FM has different pathological substrates from depression. They suggest that an up-regulation phenomenon of intracortical inhibitory networks associated with a disruption of the DPMS function occurs in FM. Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) and fibromyalgia (FM) present overlapped symptoms. Although the connection between these two disorders has not been elucidated yet, the disruption...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 October 2018Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Brian M. Sandroff, Lara A. Pilutti, Robert W. MotlAbstractBackgroundAerobic exercise training may improve cognitive performance among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). This is largely based on evidence that cardiorespiratory fitness (as a cross-sectional surrogate for aerobic exercise training) is associated with cognitive processing speed. There may be a set of “other” variables (i.e., psychological symptoms) that influences the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive processing s...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur findings clearly demonstrated the negative impact of MS and NMOSD on patients’ health-related quality of life. Effective interventions that target pain, mobility, and anxiety/depression should be provided to improve quality of life of these patients. Health utility estimates from this study can be used as an important input for economic evaluations of treatments for MS and NMOSD to inform resource-allocation decisions.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 40 mg brand-generic glatiramer acetate product was well tolerated in this selected group of Iranian patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and patient adherence was favorable over 1 year. (Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2018; 79:XXX–XXX).
Source: Current Therapeutic Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 40 mg brand-generic glatiramer acetate product was well tolerated in this selected group of Iranian patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and patient adherence was favorable over 1 year. (Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2018; 79:XXX–XXX).
Source: Current Therapeutic Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion Our findings clearly demonstrated the negative impact of MS and NMOSD on patients’ health-related quality of life. Effective interventions that target pain, mobility, and anxiety/depression should be provided to improve quality of life of these patients. Health utility estimates from this study can be used as an important input for economic evaluations of treatments for MS and NMOSD to inform resource-allocation decisions.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFactors contributing to poor sleep quality in MS patients differ by gender. Depression and anxiety are associated with poor sleep quality in women, whereas pain is in men. This highlights the need to apply gender‐specific approaches to the treatment of sleep disorders. Our study explored possible gender differences in factors related to poor sleep quality in patients with MS multiple sclerosis. We found that depression and anxiety contributed to poor sleep quality in women, but pain did so in men. Our findings highlight the need to apply gender‐specific approaches to the treatment of sleep disorders.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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