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Is multiple sclerosis (MS) a psychogenic disease?

Multiple sclerosis is not a psychogenic disease (i.e. one caused by emotional stress in which tests performed to determine the cause of symptoms are normal). 
Louis Rosner
Neurology
A psychogenic disease is one that is caused by an emotional condition or process, such as a skin rash or tension headache caused by stress. Although stress, depression, and other emotional factors can aggravate multiple sclerosis (MS), studies show that they do not cause it.
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Too often, multiple sclerosis is thought of only as "the crippler of young adults." But in fact, 75 percent of all people with MS will never need a wheelchair. In Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Louis J....

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