New technique helps identify shrinkage of mood-regulating brain structure in women with MS

Published on January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM · No Comments

"Patients with medical disorders - and especially those with inflammatory diseases such as MS - often suffer from depression, which can cause fatigue. But not all fatigue is caused by depression. We believe that while fatigue and depression often co-occur in patients with MS, they may be brought about by different biological mechanisms. Our studies are designed to help us better understand how MS-related depression differs from other types, improve diagnostic imaging systems to make them more widely available and efficient, and create better, more individualized treatments for our patients," said Sicotte, director of Cedars-Sinai's Multiple Sclerosis Program and the Neurology Residency Program. She received a $506,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last year to continue this research.

Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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