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Can anxiety disorder be confused with multiple sclerosis symptoms?

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Posted on Sat, 2 Jul 2016
Question: Can anxiety disorders be confused with MS sypmtoms?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Visit a neurologist for detailed examination and investigation if required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disorder with episodes of weakness, sensory phenomenon, loss of vision or other manifestation with positive brain or spine imaging.
Anxiety disorder may have some sensory phenomenon but Mri and other investigations for multiple sclerosis will be normal.
Visit and consult a neurologist for such confusion as complete work up may be required in case of suspected multiple sclerosis.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Can anxiety disorder be confused with multiple sclerosis symptoms?

Brief Answer: Visit a neurologist for detailed examination and investigation if required Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disorder with episodes of weakness, sensory phenomenon, loss of vision or other manifestation with positive brain or spine imaging. Anxiety disorder may have some sensory phenomenon but Mri and other investigations for multiple sclerosis will be normal. Visit and consult a neurologist for such confusion as complete work up may be required in case of suspected multiple sclerosis. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist