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American Academy of Neurology Guideline Addresses Emotional Disorders in Individuals with MS

December 31, 2013

A new guideline on “Assessment and Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis” from the American Academy of Neurology was published in the December 27 online issue of Neurology.

Read the guideline and summaries for clinicians and patients.

Emotional disorders are common in individuals with MS. If left undetected and untreated, these disorders may worsen problems with functioning caused by MS. More research is needed on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of emotional disorders. Read more about MS and depression, and other emotional changes.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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