Multiple Sclerosis Research Paper

Multiple Sclerosis
A critical analysis of the coercion between multiple sclerosis, depression, and the adolescent psyche.
# 75097 | 2,817 words | 9 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2006 in Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper discusses and draws conclusions of the coercion between multiple sclerosis, depression, and the adolescent psyche.
The paper is written as follows:
History of Multiple Sclerosis - Historical Origins, facts, and progressive timeline of MS.
Description & Characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis -Detailed description of MS; causes and symptoms.
Description & Characteristics of Depression - Detailed description of Depression; causes and symptoms.
Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, & Adolescence - Overview of two schools of thought towards the relationship between MS and adolescent depression.
Psychological Effect - Detailed description, with examples of the Psychological Effect's school of thought as it pertains to adolescents diagnosed with both MS and clinical depression.
Treatment - Summary of the primary treatment used today for adolescent depression with MS.
Future of Depressed Adolescents with MS - Quick glimpse into recent progressions made in MS research.

From the Paper:

" Afflicting people of all ages, and of all walks of life, Multiple Sclerosis (commonly referred to as MS) is a disease of the central nervous system and is prevalent in all nations across the globe. In spite of the fact that anybody can develop MS, the disease is predominantly found in adolescents, and most especially in female adolescents. Approximately 2,500,000 people around the world are diagnosed with MS. In the United States of America alone, statistics show that one in every seven hundred people has multiple sclerosis (Rose & Mackay, 1998). With roots tracing as far back as the middle ages, MS was amongst the first diseases to be accurately assessed through the use of the scientific method, which was derived in the early nineteenth century. In 1868 Jean-Martin Charcot, a professor of neurology at the University of Paris, who has been called "the father of neurology", carefully examined a young woman with a tremor of a sort he had never seen before. He was the first to document the disease of Multiple Sclerosis, and record its multitude of characteristics (Britannica, 2006). Fifty years the latter of Charcot's achievements, a detailed microscopic description made by James Dawson revealed the basic damage done in MS, and helped bring forth the biggest happening within the disease's historical timeline; the creation of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 1946 by Sylvia Lawry (MSAA, 2004). With respect to the creation of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the last sixty years have been characterized by breakthroughs in diagnosing, treating, and preventing MS. In response to an international outcry for support, governments around the world, as well as medical societies, research companies, and donation services have joined forces in pursuing the ultimate goal of curing Multiple Sclerosis."

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