Emotion Dysregulation in Multiple Sclerosis: Impact on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

ConclusionsEmotion dysregulation is associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in PwMS. Given the malleability of this construct, this study underscores the importance of further investigating emotion dysregulation, and possibly adopting it as a surrogate endpoint in interventions targeting affective disorders in PwMS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, SD is extremely common in pwMS from Argentina. The previously mentioned physical and neuropsychological factors have a negative impact on sexual function.
Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Objective To determine the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders, the demographic and clinical characteristics associated with the presence of functional gastrointestinal disorders, and the effects of these disorders with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a large, diverse population of persons with MS. Methods In 2014, we surveyed participants in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis registry regarding functional gastrointestinal disorders using the Rome III questionnaire. Participants also reported their sociodemographic characteristics, disability status using Patient Determin...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Gastrointestinal, Multiple sclerosis, All epidemiology Research Source Type: research
Planta Med DOI: 10.1055/a-1014-1075Neuroprotective agents are able to defend the central nervous system against acute or chronic neuronal injuries. Even with the progress made over the last decades, most of the medications prescribed for the management of neurodegenerative diseases can only reduce their symptoms and slow down their progression. Based on natural product research, there are potential effective medicinal plants and phytochemicals for modulating neuronal functions and protecting against neurodegeneration. Plants in the genus Pistacia are also among valuable natural resources for neuroprotection research based ...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this cohort of patients with newly diagnosed CIS and RRMS, fatigue scores were associated with mood, disease impact on daily life and quality of life as well as with alterations of attentive functions. Study results indicate that subjective fatigue scores are not well reflected by some commonly used and objectively measurable disease parameters like EDSS, T2 lesions and NFL levels.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder...
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ConclusionsPhysical disability, depressive symptoms, and reduced information processing affect work-related disability and vocational status among PwMS. Interventions targeting these factors should be prioritized by clinicians.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In the first episode of Not Crazy or the final episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle reminisce on past episodes, and Michelle tells us what her plans are for the future. Later, Michelle gives some words of wisdom to Gabe’s new co-host, Jackie Zimmerman. We get to know Jackie and discuss how Gabe and Jackie will be taking over BSP, but with a slightly new direction and a new name! Listen Now to get all the details. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Il...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Ellen Skorve, Astri J. Lundervold, Øivind Torkildsen, Kjell-Morten MyhrAbstractBackgroundCognitive impairment is a common symptom in all stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), yet it is underreported and not routinely evaluated. The Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) is a short and easily administered test battery for screening of cognitive impairment in MS that can be completed within 15 minutes and incorporated into routine clinical practice. The test battery consists of ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur findings suggest that task-oriented and emotion-oriented coping do not influence the relationship between executive functioning and depression in MS patients, but their mental health might benefit from more reliance on avoidance coping.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Although both multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are demyelinating diseases, their psychiatric disturbances may differ given differences in the neurological manifestations. We used subjective and objective measurements to compare the psychiatric disturbances in patients with MS and NMO. Psychiatric disturbances were assessed in 24 MS and 35 NMO patients using the Beck Hopelessness Scale, Symptom Checklist-95 and the brief version of World Health Organization Quality of Life. Personality was assessed using the Big Five Inventory-10. Disease-related function was assessed using the Fatigue Severity Scale,...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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