- Stressful life events precede exacerbations of multiple sclerosisKurt D Ackerman
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Psychosom Med 64:916-20. 2002..We longitudinally monitored life events and health changes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to determine whether stressful events may trigger exacerbation of MS...
- 2002 Robert Ader New Investigator award. Relationship of cardiovascular reactivity, stressful life events, and multiple sclerosis disease activityKurt D Ackerman
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Brain Behav Immun 17:141-51. 2003..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that stress is a potential trigger of MS disease activity and suggest that autonomic tone and stress reactivity may play a role in the development of stress-related exacerbations...