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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Publishes Booklet about Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding and Treating Depression in Multiple Sclerosis is the most recent publication produced by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA). The booklet serves as a resource on depression for both patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Author Allison Shadday, LCSW, who has MS, provides an in-depth understanding of depression in MS and focuses on such topics as the hidden symptoms of depression; warning signs; treatment options; and tips for fighting the effects of depression.

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Copies of Understanding and Treating Depression in Multiple Sclerosis, as well as all of MSAA's publications, are currently available by contacting MSAA at (800) 532-7667, or by logging onto MSAA's website ( and selecting "Publications." All of MSAA's publications may be ordered free of charge.

Understanding and Treating Depression in Multiple Sclerosis is made possible through the funding support of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life in New Jersey's communities. Priority areas include health and the arts.

For more information, please contact Amanda Bednar at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free Helpline (1-800-532-7667); MSi technology program featuring educational videos; support groups; equipment ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational literature including a quarterly magazine, The Motivator; Lending Library; cooling program for heat-sensitive individuals; awareness events; and more.

To make a donation to MSAA or to inquire about volunteering or fundraising, please contact MSAA at (800) 532-7667 or visit MSAA's website at for more information.

The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.

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