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It’s time to talk about disclosure and concealment in MS

An article in Science Direct from Dr. Victoria Leavitt:
Deciding when and if to disclose a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is complicated and highly stressful for individuals who are already facing many challenges. To date, few research studies have explored specific ways in which this challenge affects people with MS. From a cognitive neuroscience standpoint, the brain is a limited capacity system whereby any allocation of resources has a consequence for overall brain efficiency. To better understand the consequences of allocating resources to concealment behaviors and disclosure decisions, we developed a measurement tool, the DISCO-MS. Here, we discuss insights gained from follow-up focus group discussions with MS patients.

eSupport Health Named Valuable Resource by National MS Society

eSupport Health is pleased to announce that the organization has been formally identified as a valuable referral resource for people living with MS by the National MS Society. 

As part of this exciting milestone, eSupport has been added to the Society’s Nationwide Service Provider list.  Accessed by the team of MS Navigators, this is a list of reputable, vetted national resources offering services to the MS community. eSupport Health has also been added to the valuable Find Support page of the National MS Society’s website

This exciting announcement comes on the heels of eSupport Health announcing funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as the capstone to its pre-seed raise in April. The funds are currently being used to build clinical trial infrastructure and to run a clinical trial of professional eSupport groups, called the CONNECT study, with a focus on underserved people living with MS. If you’d like to learn more about the trial, please visit https://esupporthealth.com/CONNECTStudy/

eSupport is grateful to the National MS Society for their continued support and partnership. 

eSupport Health announces funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today eSupport Health, a digital mental-health startup, announces funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as the capstone to its pre-seed raise. The financial terms of this equity investment were not disclosed. The funds will be used to help build clinical trial infrastructure and to run a clinical trial of professional eSupport groups, with a focus on underserved people living with MS. "I'm thrilled," said Victoria Leavitt, PhD, FAAN, cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of eSupport Health. "We couldn't ask for a better partner than the National MS Society." Dr. Leavitt is Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she is Director of the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. eSupport was developed in her laboratory at Columbia.

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Focus on Fatigue

Dr. Leavitt was interviewed for an article on Momentum Magazine discussing exercise and fatigue.

https://momentummagazineonline.com/focus-on-fatigue/