Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis

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Pierson, Susan H. ; Griffith, Nathan (2006)
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • Journal: Behavioural Neurology, volume 17, issue 1, pages 53-67 (issn: 0953-4180, eissn: 1875-8584)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5471535, doi: 10.1155/2006/545860
  • Subject: Other | pharmacologic management | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | non-pharmacologic treatments | visuospatial perception | RC321-571 | Multiple sclerosis | employment | disease characteristics | fatigue | executive dysfunction | working memory | depression | cognitive dysfunction

Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis is an increasingly recognized entity. This article reviews the cognitive impairment of multiple sclerosis, its prevalence, its relationship to different types of multiple sclerosis, and its contribution to long-term functional prognosis. The discussion also focuses on the key elements of cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis which distinguish it from other forms of cognitive impairment. Therapeutic interventions potentially effective for the cognitive impairment of multiple sclerosis are reviewed including the effects of disease modifying therapies and the use of physical and cognitive interventions.
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