The COVID-19 pandemic has created what experts are calling a mental health crisis of unparalleled proportion. Many people affected by MS have had to add pandemic-related stresses and anxieties to the already existing anxieties that come from living with a chronic illness. And that's a lot to carry around every day.
Joining me to talk about managing your mood and quieting some of the noise in your head is psychologist, psychoanalyst, Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist, and MS Partner in Care, Dr. Gayle Lewis.
We're also talking about the initial findings of the COVER-MS study, which is looking at how the COVID-19 vaccines are affecting people living with MS.
We're inviting all MS care partners to participate in a short survey designed to measure their awareness of patient-focused drug development as well as their interest in adding their unique perspective to this work.
We'll tell you about OCTOPUS, a revolutionary progressive MS clinical trial that is designed to be a game-changer when it comes to MS clinical trials.
And we'll share the details and tell you where and how to register for this month's CAN-DO MS programs.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Initial findings of the COVER-MS study 1:43
Announcing the Care Partners in Patient-Focused Drug Development Survey 4:28
Introducing OCTOPUS, a revolutionary progressive MS clinical trial 5:57
CAN-DO MS May Programs 8:13
Dr. Gayle Lewis discusses emerging from the trauma of the pandemic 10:00
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RealTalk MS Episode 193
Guests: Dr. Gayle Lewis
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS