A Brief Note On Professional Judgements And Interventions

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Professional Judgements and Interventions The diagnosis of MS leads to several psychosocial responses that can lead to other psychical and mental health issues. Muñoz San José, Oreja-Guevara, Cebolla Lorenzo, Carrillo Notario, Rodríguez Vega, & Bayón Pérez (2015) state that although MS may have co-morbidities with mental health illness, the stronger issue is that these mental health issue exacerbate MS and dysregulate the immune system. In fact, depression has a lifetime prevalence in 50% of individuals with MS, while 35% had some form of an anxiety disorder, 95% had fatigue (Sheppard, Forsyth, Hickling, & Bianchi, 2010). Interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used for negative psychosocial responses as well as for pain management. Using the Cognitive Behavioral Model, Harrison, McCracken, Bogosian & Moss-Morris (2015) state that the individual’s thinking, emotional and behavioral responses, as well as social support, may be a non-disease factor that can cause more pain in an individual with MS. The Cognitive Behavioral Model states that one’s thoughts can affect behaviors, emotions, and one’s physiology. Harrison et al., (2015) describes that some individual display pain catastrophizing which is an exaggeration orientation toward the actual or thought of pain. Muñoz San José et al., (2015) states that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful in treating and reducing depression in those with MS.
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