Stress and exacerbations in multiple sclerosisBMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.287 (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:287
Whether stress triggers relapses remains a conundrum
- Ian Galea, research assistant ([email protected]),
- Tracey A Newman, postdoctoral scientist,
- Yori Gidron, senior lecturer
- CNS Inflammation Group, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX
- School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ
EDITOR—The front page of the BMJ of 20 September 2003 carries the title: “Relapse in multiple sclerosis: stressful life events increase exacerbations.” Buljevac et al present evidence that psychological stress is associated with a doubling in risk of relapse.1 Two issues arise.
Firstly, this study has limitations, some of which are clearly acknowledged by …
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