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Genes, vitamin D and MS; hysteria and hypnosis

Genes, vitamin D and MS; hysteria and hypnosis

It’s been known for years that the prevalence of MS increases the further you go from the equator, but not why. Roisin Lonergan, from St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, describes her investigations into a genetic factor and vitamin D levels, and if they can help explain this.Also Quinton Deeley, from the Institute of Psychiatry at London’s King’s College, UK, talks about hysteria and hypnosis, and why they could stem from similar brain processes.See alsoMultiple sclerosis prevalence in Ireland: Relationship to vitamin D status and HLA genotype in hysteria and hypnosis: evidence from cognitive neuroscience