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July 1980

Psychological Profiles in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Preliminary Investigation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Edwards and Poser) and Psychiatry (Dr Peyser), University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(7):437-440. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500560067009

• Most psychological and psychiatric studies of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have failed to take into account the varying demographic and disease-related factors that may be expected to play a role in patients' adjustment to this disease. We describe the psychological response of patients to MS as a function of age, sex, educational level, disease state, length of disease, physical disability, manual dexterity, and abstract reasoning. Several resulting response patterns are discussed.

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