If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening this episode, go to: Multiple Sclerosis: How is it Treated?
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Adherence to disease modifying treatments (DMT), as well as health promoting behaviors, can have a major impact on prognosis and clinical outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, some studies demonstrate poor adherence, especially for injectable DMTs (only 41-88%). It is important for the psychologist treating an individual with multiple sclerosis to understand the different types of DMTs (e.g., injectable vs. oral vs. infusions). They should also understand barriers that may impact uptake or adherence, such as needle phobia, or worry about severe side effects such as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) infection. Helping patients understand “shared decision making” in regard to medication, could lead to increased adherence due to increased sense of agency with the chosen medication. This course will teach psychologists and mental health providers about the different types of DMTs used by individuals with MS, common barriers to adherence, and the concept of patient-provider shared decision making.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between the different types of MS disease modifying medications.
- Be able to describe to your patients the difference between disease modifying medications and symptom management in multiple sclerosis.
- Identify at least two common treatment barriers and strategies for helping your patients overcome them.
You will hear from three experts:
- Bron Webster – Founder of Multiple Success, Lives with MS
- Ben Thrower, MD – Medical Director of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at the Shepherd Center
- Aviva Gaskill, PhD – Clinical Psychologist
RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
- Podcast: the MS Show
- Multiple Sclerosis Center: Providence Holy Family Hospital
- National MS Society: Partners in MS Care
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of America
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
- Can Do MS
- Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center
Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free.
Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $20 and provides 1 CE credit.
Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Applications Pending for ASWB and NBCC.
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