The And Types Of Neuropsychological Methods Employed

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up, and the type of neuropsychological methods employed, make it difficult to compare results. These methodological issues appear to be contributing to the differences in results seen in research studies.
TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN MS:
Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods have been employed to treat cognitive deficits in MS. The use of disease-modifying therapies (DMT) for the improvement of cognitive functions in MS has been a target of investigation for several years. DMT therapy may improve cognitive function through the prevention of new lesions or potentially through the deceleration of neurodegeneration.
In addition to the DMT findings, a number of studies have explored the benefits of agents known to improve cognitive status in other neurodegenerative conditions which include symptomatic drugs such as amantadine (Benedict et al. 2008; Parmenter et al. 2007) and donepezil (Benedict et al. 2004;Marrie et al. 2005). These have been reported to have a positive therapeutic effect on cognitive functioning in MS cases with mild to moderate levels of impairment.

Various treatment approaches to treat cognitive deficits in MS are as follows-
i) Medication
a) Disease modifying treatment
b) Cholinergic drugs
c) Amantadine
d) Amphetamines

i) Medication
a) Disease modifying treatment
With the advance in treatment of MS including immunomodulatory (IM) treatment along with supportive treatment, there has been reduction in the number of relapses and new…

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