5. Neuropsychological Impairment
This is a “common feature” of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and is characterized by “deficits in information processing speed and memory” as well as mood disorders, according to an article published on the Wiley Online Library.
While MS patients may experience depression, in some rare cases they could also display “euphoria sclerotica and pathological laughter/crying,” adds the source. Overall, neuropsychological impairment is an indicator of low quality of life, it explains. Brian atrophy plays a role, it adds. “Measures of tissue atrophy including whole-brain and central atrophy are especially well correlated with and predictive of cognitive impairment,” it says.