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MS in the media - 24 March 2017

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18-24 March 2017

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.

Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.

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Anxiety and the link to depression

A study found that anxiety is a strong predictor of subsequent depression in people with MS and suggests early treatment with CBT

Source: Psychiatry Advisor

MS Trust link: Depression

Anxiety and psychosocial factors

A survey found that people with MS were more likely to have anxiety and difficulty in identify and expressing emotions (alexithymia). They were also less likely to have 'social support' and more likely to deal with stress by avoidance rather than finding help to address issues.

Source: Medical News Bulletin

MS Trust link: Anxiety

Invisible disability toilet signs

Tottenham Hotspur football ground and some supermarkets have started using signs on their accessible toilets that remind people that not all disabilities are visible.  One of the people interviewed about the idea is a young woman with MS.

Source: BBC Newsbeat

MS Trust link: Bladder incontinence

Trigeminal neuralgia at onset of MS

A study looked at the prevalence of trigeminal neuralgia before and at onset of MS.  Of 588 peole who responded to a survey and who reported when they first had trigeminal neuralgia, 88 had had the symptom before their diagnosis with MS and another 104 in the same year that they were diagnosed.

Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: Trigeminal neuralgia

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