# Studying the impact of personality traits in Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease that has a highly heterogenous course, with uncertain prognostic. Interestingly, personality seems to be of high interest in this pathology, as personality changes and disorders are frequently reported, potentially caused by cerebral damage or the psychological impact of dealing with an unpredictable chronic disease. The COGNISEP project aims thus at better understanding the role of personality in MS by highlighting the implication of precise personality traits and understanding their impact and interaction with cognitive and affective status of patients with MS. This project also aims at investigating if there is any association between personality and brain status (structural and functional). For this project, we collaborate with the neuroimmunology Unit at the University Hospitals of Geneva of the University Hospitals of Geneva, the Leenaards Memory Centre at the Lausanne University Hospital, under the aegis of the Swiss MS Cohort study (SMCS).
Leenaards Memory Center, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Patrice H. Lalive
Neurology Department, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland