Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects cognitive functioning in addition to mobility. Cognitive symptoms of MS include trouble with memory, concentration, and multitasking. Patients often find it difficult to recall words when speaking. MS can cause scarring in parts of the brain that is in charge of processing and storing information. MS patients are also at a greater risk of depression and other mood disorders.
Stress is not an inherently bad thing, however if you have MS, you know that it can have negative effects. For years, the connection between stress and MS has been accepted by neurologists, neuropsychologists, and patients alike. I agree that acute stress seems to aggravate my MS symptoms. Saturday morning, I attended an MS Women’s…