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Thank you to musician and singer Julie Roberts for sharing her story (“Stronger,” February/March 2014; bit.ly/1gmaSPk), which is strikingly similar to thousands of people surviving and thriving with multiple sclerosis (MS). I was diagnosed in 1981, and I wholeheartedly agree with Julie: MS does NOT define us!
Also, I was encouraged to see that the American Academy of Neurology developed a new guideline for diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders in MS. Anyone living with this disease—or close to someone who is—knows it is imperative to open the door for discussion on this topic.