Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis

Although the specific cause for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is still unknown, its impact on the brain is well documented (Naff, 2009). MS affects the myelin sheath resulting to the interruptions of the nerve impulses. In some cases, MS upsets the nerve impulse entirely with the possibility of complete nerve damage. Since MS occurs in numerous places within the CNS, its effect on the brain may generate acute damage. The effect of MS on the brain varies considerably from one person to another, although the disorder has specific treatments for relapses. In essence, the diagnosis of MS and its various symptoms offer unpredictability to people thus, its psychosomatic impacts on the brain remain points of evaluation.
MS is a neuro-deteriorative and seditious immune disorder that affects the body thus, medical practitioners cannot disregard its existence. In fact, the condition first affects the CNS, which then degenerate and affects the body. In this regard, MS attacks the brain through the myelin sheath, which renders the brain to psychological disorders (Naff, 2009). The damage on the myelin sheath results to a detachment between the brain and vital organs of the body. This results to confusion, depression, personality changes, emotional changes, and bipolar conditions. People with MS often reveal signs of depression either as a direct or an indirect result of MS. People manifest depressive dispositions as feelings of nervousness, sorrow, or tetchiness. In addition, patients of MS can generate symptoms of guiltiness or worthlessness since the disorder deeply affects the brain, which results to a degeneration of communication. If the disorder completely damages the myelin tissue, patients can reveal signs of suicide. Scientists report that people living with MS have higher suicidal rates than the general populace (Naff, 2009). In essence, the disorder generates depression symptoms, which may render the brain weak. Any effect on the brain because of depression may weaken it further since the nerves for communication will become totally damaged (Naff, 2009).
Patients with MS can develop emotional and bipolar symptoms that may have prolonged effects on the brain. The brain is the first contact for people living with MS hence, emotional effects may lead to dementia and insomnia. These conditions render the brain ineffectual unless medical professionals administer proper medications. Furthermore, patients of MS have a higher incidence of bipolar condition, which may enhance brain damage. Surprisingly, people with MS disorder experience conditions of the affect, which may lead to pathological effects. These conditions lead to pseudobulbar affect, which inhibits the brain (Naff, 2009). These conditions manifest themselves in total disregards of the patient`s feelings. In fact, the emotions manifested do not have any correlation with the patient`s real feelings. If the condition progresses, patients may show cognitive problems, a condition that interferes with body functions.
MS patients often manifest anxiety disorders and psychiatric disorders. Although patients may have a high prevalence for bipolar disorder, depression, and dementia, substance-users may have prolonged psychiatric disorders that may result to tremors, vertigo, and convulsions. MS effects on the brain leads to psychological effects that may prolong and lead to cognitive and neurotic conditions. These conditions render a person unable to communicate efficiently, sleep well, and lead a normal life. Stress and depression effects of the condition cause further damage to the brain since the thinking level and pattern become disconnected. Irrefutably, MS affects the brain severely, which may fail to receive or send signals to other organs thus, the condition may lead to body dysfunction.
Naff, C. F. (2009). Multiple sclerosis. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.