Saturday February 24th 2018

Neuropsychological correlates of multiple sclerosis across the lifespan

Multiple sclerosis can adversely affect cognitive functioning whether the disease has an adult or pediatric onset. The research thus far suggests that pediatric MS shares many features with adult MS but is also unique in several respects. One particular characteristic of pediatric MS is that, while physical disability develops more slowly as compared with adult patients, the impact of cognitive deficits in children may be more substantial as they are in a period of life during which they acquire many skills that are needed to transition into independently functioning adults. Our review takes a lifespan approach to MS, comparing and contrasting the neuropsychology (i.e., cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial factors) of these two populations. Understanding how MS manifests across the l…

See original article here: 

Neuropsychological correlates of multiple sclerosis across the lifespan

Leave a Comment

More from category

Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage
Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

Researchers could be on the verge of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis; they reveal how transplanting neural stem [Read More]

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage
Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

Researchers could be on the verge of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis; they reveal how transplanting neural stem [Read More]

Researchers discover how the body skillfully extinguishes inflammation
Researchers discover how the body skillfully extinguishes inflammation

Inflammation needs energy An important source for this energy is oxygen, which is indispensable for the cells of the [Read More]

MS patients who feel stigmatized more likely to suffer from depression
MS patients who feel stigmatized more likely to suffer from depression

People with Multiple Sclerosis -- MS -- who feel stigmatized are more likely to suffer from depression, according to [Read More]

Stigma increases risk of depression for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Stigma increases risk of depression for people with Multiple Sclerosis

(Penn State) People with Multiple Sclerosis -- MS -- who feel stigmatized are more likely to suffer from depression, [Read More]