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The Psychosocial Impact of Multiple Sclerosis: Cognition, Depression, and Coping


Robert Godsall, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Neuropsychological services
Shepherd Center


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States; it not only affects an individual physically, but psychosocially as well. Dr. Robert Godsall, the Coordinator of Neuropsychological services for the Outpatient Clinic at the Shepherd Center, will describe the psychosocial aspects of Multiple Sclerosis. He will discuss the symptoms of common complications including: cognition, depression, and coping. Dr. Godsall will outline treatment options that provide relief in many individuals.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the emotional and cognitive impact of Multiple Sclerosis on individuals.
- Identify current treatment options.
- Identify referral resources available for Multiple Sclerosis patients.


On Demand
Original program date: Jul 26, 2012

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Disabilities, Primary Care, Specialized Care