Multiple sclerosis: Medical and psychosocial aspects, etiology, incidence, and prevalence

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This article provides an overview of the etiology, incidence, and prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the most common neurological disorders in the world. The author describes the demographic characteristics of people who incur MS, discusses the auto-immune processes that cause damage to the central nervous system, reports the most frequently occurring symptoms, and presents treatment and symptom management strategies that have proven efficacious in reducing the extent of disability associated with this chronic and unpredictable disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • Chronic illness
  • Medical and psychological aspects
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy


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