Meeting Archive:
Managing Depression & Mood Changes


Meeting Description:

Individuals living with multiple sclerosis may experience depression, grief, anxiety or anger at any point in the course of the disease. This webinar discusses how to recognize depression and mood changes, as well as treatments and methods to help manage depression, including exercise.  Evidence is growing that exercise can improve mood and quality of life for people living with MS. 

Rosalind Kalb, Psychologist, and Alexander Ng, Exercise Physiologist, are Can Do MS' featured December presenters. There will also be a question and answer period with Drs. Kalb and Ng where participants can submit their questions.

This comprehensive program will be archived on the Can Do MS website: You will be able to watch it at your convenience if you’re unable to attend live.
Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012
Time: 08:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Melanie McKinney
 Presenter Information
Rosalind Kalb, PhD
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Rosalind Kalb, PhD is Vice President of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York City, developing and providing educational materials and consultation services for healthcare professionals. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Kalb has provided individual and family therapy for people living with MS for more than 25 years.


Dr. Kalb is the author of the National MS Society’s Knowledge is Power series for individuals newly diagnosed with MS.  She is senior author of Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies (Wiley Publishing), and co-author with Nicholas LaRocca, PhD of Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges (Demos Medical Publishing).  Dr. Kalb is also the editor of two books—Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have; The Answers You Need, now in its 5th edition, and Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families (3rd ed.), also from Demos Medical Publishing.



Alexander Ng, PhD, FACSM
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Dr. Alexander Ng received his BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California- Davis, and his MS and PhD degrees in Exercise Physiology from the Biodynamics Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His post-doctoral work included examining mechanisms of fatigue in persons with MS and other chronic diseases at the University of California- San Francisco.  Dr Ng teaches as an associate professor at Marquette University in the Exercise Science Program in the College of Health Sciences. His primary research continues to be in MS, with an emphasis on fatigue and exercise responses. Dr Ng has a history of grant support and is author of 38 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts as well a book chapter on cancer-related fatigue.


Alex has been part of the “Can Do MS” educational team for the past 17 years and is active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the NMSS. He has been known to enjoy cycling, cross-country skiing, and the occasional run, with his wife and two teenage sons.






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