Publications

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THE ASSOCIATION OF DEPRESSION WITH PAIN-RELATED TREATMENT UTILIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

The results demonstrate that depression is not associated with higher pain treatment utilization. These findings support the assertion in previous studies that the mechanism by which depression impacts medical utilization is through increased appointments for nonspecific complaints, not for specific medical problems. Read more...


CO-OCCURRING DEPRESSION AND PAIN IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

The purpose of this article is to summarize the literature and theory related to the comorbidity of pain and depression and describe how their presence can impact individuals with multiple sclerosis. Additionally, the article discusses how existing treatments of pain and depression could be adapted to address shared mechanisms and overcome barriers to treatment utilization. Read more...


DEFINING MILD, MODERATE, AND SEVERE PAIN IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

The present study furthers our ability to use empirically based cutoffs to inform the use of clinical guidelines for pain treatment as well as our understanding of the factors that might impact the cutoffs that are most appropriate for specific pain populations. The present study highlights that cutoffs may be lower for persons with MS than other populations of persons with pain. Read more...


THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF PAIN AND DEPRESSION IN ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Pain and depression co-occur frequently in persons with MS. However, it is more common for individuals with depression to report pain than for individuals with pain to endorse symptoms of depression. Read more...


UTILIZATION AND PATIENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PAIN TREATMENTS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY

These findings suggest that pain is inadequately treated from the perspective of persons with MS and results in a high level of health care utilization. Read more...


AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL OF PAIN IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Results highlight the importance of targeting interventions toward improving coping skills and social support within the context of pain and MS. Read more...

News

The Resilience Factor- Momentum Magazine

Read about how one of our stakeholders, Elysa Lanz finds resilience and learn strategies to capitalize on or build your resilience.


Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: What we know, what we need to learn, and what we can do today

Find out what the National MS Society has learned about depression as they brought together people with MS, healthcare professionals, researchers and Society staff to discuss key issues related to depression in MS, highlight the work that needs to be done in the areas of screening, diagnosis, treatment and suicide prevention, and develop a prioritized list of research recommendations.


Invisible Symptoms in MS- Momentum Magazine

Learn how to help others ‘see’ your invisible symptoms like pain and depression through the help of your healthcare team and support network.