A happy state of mind: a history of mild elation, denial of disability, optimism, and laughing in multiple sclerosis.

@article{Finger1998AHS,
  title={A happy state of mind: a history of mild elation, denial of disability, optimism, and laughing in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Stanley Finger},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={241-50}
}
Although multiple sclerosis (MS) is often looked on as a disorder of the sensory and motor systems, it can also be associated with changes in emotion and personality. Many patients with MS seem cheerful, optimistic about the future, and strangely unconcerned about their ongoing physical deterioration. In addition, patients with MS have a tendency to break into uncontrollable laughing, even when they have no reason to be happy. This article looks at how these seemingly upbeat affective changes… CONTINUE READING

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