In addition to its physical symptoms, MS can also affect your emotional well-being. Depression, persistent anxiety, and extreme irritability are common. And, just like the physical symptoms of MS, they require treatment. But people living with MS tend to focus on their physical health and, too often, end up neglecting their mental health.
Dr. Dawn Ehde joins me to talk about maintaining and strengthening your emotional well-being when you're living with MS, and she'll introduce you to a new resource that you're going to want to know about.
This Thursday, the National MS Society is hosting the virtual Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit. The event is free and the sessions will be available in both English and Spanish. We're sharing the details! We'll even tell you how and where to register!
We'll tell you about a study that compared how low-efficacy and high-efficacy disease-modifying medications impact brain atrophy and disease activity.
We'll share study results that showed how choosing to be on disease-modifying medications affects mortality.
And we'll tell you about a study that focused on how MS impacts your ability to show up at work.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Managing your mental health :22
The Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit takes place this Thursday, Sept 15. Here's how to register 2:20
A study compares low-efficacy and high-efficacy disease-modifying medications 3:40
A study assesses the association between being on a disease-modifying medication and surviving 7:39
A study shows that that people with MS miss work more than twice as much as healthy people 9:56
Dr. Dawn Ehde discusses how you can maintain and strengthen your emotional well-being and she introduces a new resource that you're going to want to know about 14:40
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What to Expect from Mental Health Care: A Guide for People with MS
National MS Society Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit
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RealTalk MS Episode 263
Guest: Dr. Dawn Ehde
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS