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Dissociable cognitive patterns related to depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis.

Writing in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Dr. Leavitt shares her team’s findings on the effects of depression and anxiety on cognition in people living with MS. Mult Scler. June 24, 2019. Authors: Leavitt VM, Brandstadter R, Fabian M, Katz Sand I, Klineova S, Krieger S, Lewis C, Lublin F, Miller A, Pelle G, Buyukturkoglu K, De Jager PL, Li P, Riley CS, Tsapanou A, Sumowski JF.

Social network structure is a novel protective factor related to cognitive reserve in MS. Abstract presented at annual meeting of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS), Berlin, 2018.

Prior to founding eSupport, Dr. Leavitt did extensive research into the benefits of strong social support structures for protecting cognitive and brain health, which she presented at the 2018 ECTRIMS conference in Berlin. Abstract presented at annual meeting of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS), Berlin, 2018. Authors: Levin, S, Dhand A, Riley CS, De Jager PL, Leavitt VM.

Cognitive phenotypes in multiple sclerosis.

For the Journal of Neurology, Dr. Leavitt and team investigated a novel taxonomy for describing specific cognitive changes in people living with MS, to advance our understanding beyond the traditional “impaired” or “not impaired” descriptors. J Neurol. 2018 March Authors: Leavitt VM, Tosto G, Riley CS.

Aspirin is an effective pretreatment for exercise in multiple sclerosis: A double-blind randomized controlled pilot trial.

Dr. Leavitt’s pilot trial employing aspirin as a simple, inexpensive cooling method to improve exercise performance for people living with MS was reported in Multiple Sclerosis Journal, written up on the Multiple Sclerosis Hub on MD Edge, and presented at the 2017 ECTRIMS conference in Paris. Mult Scler. Oct 1, 2017 Authors: Leavitt VM, Blanchard AR, Guo CY, Gelernt E, Sumowski JF, Stein J.