My recent post on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and the resulting comments were an eye-opener to me and many of our readers. If you haven’t read the post and the comments I would urge you to do so as it provides context for the following survey we are doing in partnership with Shift.ms a social platform for people with MS.
We understand that this survey may be upsetting or distressing to some members of the community so you are welcome to skip any questions that you do not want to answer.
The purpose of the survey is to see how common PTSD is in pwMS and then in collaboration with Shift.ms to develop an awareness and training programme for MS Healthcare Professionals to (1) prevent pwMS developing PTSD when they are diagnosed as having MS, (2) to screen for the condition in routine MS practice and (3) to develop the skills to treat PTSD so as to mitigate its impact of PTSD on the lives of pwMS.
As you can see this blog has become more than a soapbox and occasionally we try to address important issues to improve the lives of people, and their families, living with MS.