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The neuropsychiatry of multiple sclerosis

  • Maria A. Ron
Summary

Multiple sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated demyelinating condition, is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in the UK. It has a high psychiatric comorbidity and over half of patients have some degree of cognitive impairment that adds to the burden of disability. This article reviews the psychiatric and cognitive manifestations of MS and their detection and treatment. Recent advances in the treatment of the disease are briefly reviewed and the impact of disease-modifying therapies on psychiatric morbidity and cognitive impairment is discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the psychiatric morbidity in MS and its biological counterparts
  • Understand the cognitive impairment and its biological counterparts
  • Become familiar with the detection and treatment of the psychiatric and cognitive manifestations of MS

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Correspondence Professor Maria A. Ron, 24 Claylands Road, London SW8 1NZ, UK. Email: m.ron@ucl.ac.uk
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