Multiple Sclerosis in an Individual with Intellectual Disability

  • Jarrett Barnhill
Original Article


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that affects mostly young adults. Because of the complex mixture of neurological symptoms and cognitive-emotional changes during active phases of the disorder, MS can be confused with several psychiatric disorders. This case study of an individual with a mixed mood disorder, MS and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) illustrate the complex nature of this problem.


Multiple sclerosis Plaques Subcortical dementia Intellectual disability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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