MS and the Mind
MS is not a disease that plays fair. It takes unexpected turns at unexpected times. No one, not the person who has MS nor the most experienced MS specialist in the land, can predict with certainty what any one person's MS may do. This special section deals with things MS may do to a person's mind—the “thinking” or cognitive functions, and the emotions.
May do—or may not do. No article in this special section will speak to all personal experiences of MS. But all have been prepared in the belief that knowledge is power.
Experts and people living with MS agree that there are many ways to compensate for mental symptoms. A sense of humor and a bit of patience were mentioned by everyone. These are not hopeless problems.
Still, we know this subject is not an easy one. If anything you read here leaves you concerned or distressed—please tell someone you trust. Get support for how you feel and what you think. Get help with your next decisions. Light a candle for yourself and others.
About MS and MY Mind
Depression: My Story
Depression: The Doctors Are In
Memory and Problem Solving
An Ocean of Emotion: Mood Swings, Anger, and Uncontrollable Laughing and Crying
The Devil of Denial
|Last updated May 2006|