Exploring how people adjust to progressive MS

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Dr Angeliki Bogosian

King's College London


About the project

Adjusting to a diagnosis of primary progressive MS, or a transition from relapsing remitting MS to secondary progressive MS, can be extremely difficult. The psychological impact of MS is large; data from the MS Register suggests that around half of people with MS experience anxiety and half experience depression, with many experiencing both.

This project will investigate the processes by which people adjust to progressive MS, including the factors which lead to better or worse adjustment.

The researchers will also be exploring whether adjustment differs between people with primary progressive MS and secondary progressive MS.

How will it help people with MS?

By improving our understanding of adjustment this project will lead to the development of better services to help people to adjust to progressive MS.

The difference you can make

One of our research priorities is to find out more about progressive forms of MS

The next research breakthrough is in reach

Your donation will help stop MS.

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£30could process one blood sample, giving researchers crucial information about genes and the immune system.

£50could pay for an hour on a microscope, so scientists can study cells and tissue in greater detail and improve their understanding of the biology of MS.

£100could pay for half an hour of MRI use, so researchers can monitor the success of clinical trials and understand MS in more detail.

Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

£20a month could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying genetics

£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.

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