Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - D

delusions

Definition:

  • delusions - gross misrepresentations of reality; false belief, strongly held despite evidence to the contrary, especially as a symptom of mental illness. Typical delusions include those of illness, persecution, romance, grandeur, and control.

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More