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Individual Face‐to‐Face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: A Qualitative Study

Individual Face‐to‐Face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: A Qualitative Study

ConclusionIt is important to inform the participants of what CBT entails so that they are mentally prepared for the demanding process and can make the necessary adjustments in their daily life. Knowledge of MS among the therapists as well as collaboration with the [Read More]

Brain derived neurotrophic factor in multiple sclerosis: effect of 24 weeks endurance and resistance training

Brain derived neurotrophic factor in multiple sclerosis: effect of 24 weeks endurance and resistance training

ConclusionIn conclusion, BDNF concentration of persons with RRMS was lower compared to HCs and increased after 24 weeks of exercise in persons with MS, compared to the non‐exercise MS control group. (Source: European Journal of Neurology) [Read More]

An Open-Label Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Dementia, Stroke…

An Open-Label Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Dementia, Stroke…

Introduction: Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a neurologic condition characterized by laughing and crying episodes that are uncontrollable, disruptive, and generally incongruent with social context and prevailing mood. PBA can occur secondary to a variety of unrelated [Read More]

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Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of [Read More]

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

After learning that he has multiple sclerosis, Dr. Joe Robertson was in denial. Then he realized there was no other [Read More]

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Orebro University in Sweden studied the connection between concussions and multiple sclerosis. They [Read More]

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the [Read More]