“In the setting of MS, people are twice as likely to experience depression and anxiety. A very real part of living your best life when dealing with MS is managing mood.”
That was a key insight shared by Dr. Aaron Boster during MyMSTeam’s live Q&A on May 12, 2021. Dr. Boster brought his enthusiasm and knowledge to the event, hosted by MyMSTeam co-founder Mary Ray. He answered members’ questions about why living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can increase the risk of depression, how the unknowns around living with MS can cause anxiety, and what resources you should review if you’re new to an MS diagnosis.
Members submitted more than 200 questions leading up to and during the event — far more than Dr. Boster was able to answer during the one-hour webinar. Fortunately, he’ll be hosting another Q&A in July, when he’ll be able to cover additional topics.
Here are some of the questions people asked Dr. Boster during the live Q&A:
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Dr. Aaron Boster, founder of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is a board-certified neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis and related central nervous system inflammatory disorders. He decided to become an MS doctor at age 12, as he watched his uncle Mark suffer from the disease in an era before treatment was available. Dr. Boster grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Oberlin College. He earned his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at the University of Michigan. He then completed a two-year fellowship in clinical neuroimmunology at Wayne State University.
Since then, Dr. Boster has been intimately involved in the care of people impacted by multiple sclerosis. He has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials, trained multiple MS doctors and nurse practitioners, and published extensively in medical journals. He lectures to both patients and providers worldwide with a mission to educate, energize, and empower people impacted by MS. He is the creator of more than 350 videos about MS on YouTube. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife Krissy, son Maxwell, and daughter Betty Mae.
Mary Ray, co-founder and COO of MyHealthTeam, has a deep understanding of consumer behavior and social networking, which has made the company’s mobile and web apps a daily habit for millions facing a chronic health condition. Her innovative vision for digital health solutions has transformed the way people connect with others who share their diagnosis, facilitating unfiltered conversation and accelerating access to trusted information. Recognized for building scalable platforms that drive consumer engagement, Mary was honored as a DTC Innovator and a PM360 ELITE in 2019. She has contributed to Forbes and been quoted in industry publications at the intersection of health and technology. She has spoken at conferences including the DTC Forum on Social Media and Technology, Health Datapalooza and Digital Pharma. Mary is an advocate for women in technology and has served as a SXSW mentor and a speaker at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Business and George Mason University.
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