Kirsty I’m here with MS nurse, Carly Gillespie, from the Southern General in Glasgow. Carly, what have you thought of the congress so far?
Carly I think it’s been really good. I’ve learned a lot about psychological issues with MS and kind of a different way of looking at it in terms of dealing with anxiety and depression and pseudobulbar affect. I also learned a slightly different kind of take on management of fatigue using cognitive behavioural therapy, so that was something new as well. But I feel a lot of the focus is on treatments, which is good, but there’s not so much about symptom management. There has been a bit about fatigue, quite a bit about bladder symptoms, but nothing really new about it, if you know what I mean. So there is a big focus on drugs, but obviously with the changing world of MS it is all about drugs nowadays, is the thing, and we’re kind of going away from symptom management, although that is still really important to you. [laughs]
<strong.Kirsty interviews Carly Gillespie about symptoms at ECTRIMS.