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Emotional changes in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

Rao, S.M., Huber, S.J., & Bornstein, R.A. (1992) Emotional changes in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease , 60 (3), 369-378

Patients with MS or PD exhibit a higher prevalence of emotional disorders relative to other patient groups with comparable degrees of physical disability. This article examines specific methodological issues associated with research in this area, describes the range and severity of emotional disorders in MS and PD, and examines both endogenous and reactive explanations to account for the increased prevalence of emotional dysfunction in these two disorders.

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