Moderate-to-vigorous exercise is beneficial and can improve symptoms of fatigue and depression in young people with paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions

Paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis presents in childhood or adolescence with fatigue and depression common among those living with POMS.1 Fatigue and depression are often comorbid conditions that have been consistently shown to affect cognitive function, social adjustment and anxiety among younger cohorts.2 Improved health behaviours, including improved physical activity, have been suggested as potential mediators of fatigue and depression among POMS patients.
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CONCLUSION: Evidence regarding effectiveness for specific chronic health conditions was inconsistent. While self-guided online psychological interventions may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and distress in people with chronic health conditions in general, it is unclear if these interventions are effective for specific health conditions. More high-quality evidence is needed before definite conclusions can be made. PMID: 32674747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
Conclusions MBIs represent a valid and effective mind-body intervention to improve the well-being of patients with MS. Further studies should investigate which components of MBIs could be more beneficial for patients with progressive MS. PROSPERO registration CRD42018099704.
Source: Psychosomatic Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW/META-ANALYSIS Source Type: research
This study seeks to add to existing literature on depression and illness intrusiveness in chronic disorders by examining, (1) how the perceived intrusiveness of multiple sclerosis (MS) leads to depression, (2) and the mediating role trait mindfulness plays in this relationshipMethodsParticipants (N = 755) were persons with MS (PwMS) recruited through the North American Research Committee on MS (NARCOMS) registry (a larger study). Participants completed the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. A mediation model assessed if tra...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Mariam Hanna, Lauren Beth Strober
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The boundary between neurology and psychiatry is often an artificial one. Sharing an organ system, neurologists refer to diseases of the brain and nervous system, whereas psychiatrists diagnose and treat disorders of the mind. The distinction is one more of perspective than the actual state of our respective patients. The elegant approach of neuroanatomical localization does not neatly accommodate mood and thought disorders, whereas focal neurologic diseases are considered outside the spectrum of psychiatric disease. However, the prevalence of psychiatric disease in the neurologic population is considerable. Patients suffe...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cost effectiveness/economic, Diagnostic test assessment, All Clinical Neurology, Depression, All epidemiology Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that decreases the physical ability and affects the mental health of the patients. This descriptive-analytical study investigated the prevalence of depression, anxi...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
  Day 1,364 of the COVID-19 quarantine (well, at least it feels like it). How are you holding up? If you’re like most people, you’re not having much fun. But if you already struggle with anxiety, depression or another mental health issue, these days of isolation and uncertainty can feel like absolute torture. In today’s Not Crazy episode, Gabe laments the loss of his routine — those regular activities he clung to religiously to keep his mental health in check.  Now what is he supposed to do? Tune in for a special quarantine episode. Together, we will grieve our old routines and discuss...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs
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