Mental ability and emotional condition in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
The doctor may ask you to repeat a series of numbers or answer simple
questions about dates, places, and current events. The doctor can usually judge
your emotional condition during the exam by paying attention to your actions
If the doctor suspects mental problems caused by
multiple sclerosis (MS), he or she may order tests
designed to identify more subtle changes than the ones that may be evident from
the brief mental section of the neurological examination. For more information,
see the Exams and Tests section of this topic.
The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been scientifically documented or identified as either safe or effective for a specific condition.
Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines that range from diet and exercise to mental conditioning and lifestyle changes. Examples include acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, and massage.
Complementary therapies are alternative therapies used in...