Emotional intelligence scores of people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Takeaway

  • Both total emotional intelligence (EI) score and EI subscale scores were significantly lower in people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) compared to healthy controls.

Why this matters

  • While some psychiatric manifestations of NMOSD such as depression and anxiety are known, EI has not previously been assessed in this population.

  • Therapeutically targeting EI could help to improve social outcomes in people living with NMOSD.