Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Addressing Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

February 09, 2015

Addressing Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue in 
Multiple Sclerosis

Physical and mental comorbidities that affect treatment compliance and quality of life are common in patients with multiple sclerosis and are associated with adverse outcomes. The link between psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and physical conditions, including chronic fatigue and chronic pain, is problematic because so many of the symptoms overlap. (published site)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stroke in Young Adults: Risk Factors and Prognosis

Stroke is often considered an older person's disease, but an estimated 10% of stroke patients are younger than 50. Recent reports show an apparent increasing trend in ischemic stroke among young adults, a figure that is particularly concerning when compared to the overall decrease in stroke incidence and mortality. Although certain rare risk factors have been suggested as possible causes, reports show that traditional risk factors for stroke actually may be overlooked in this population. (published site)