Understanding MS: Kristen Hollinger, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease which attacks the body’s central nervous system. It affects over one million people in the United States, alone. And while there is no known cure, there has been great progress in treating the symptoms of MS.
On this episode of Continuum, we’re joined by Kristen Hollinger of Johns Hopkins University. Kristen is a research associate with the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology.
Kristen provides an explanation of what Multiple Sclerosis is and how it affects those diagnosed with the disease. She shares how our understanding of MS has changed over time, including a better understanding of the cognitive impact of MS. Kristen also offers insight into how treatments are developed to become more effective and with less side effects.