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New Study: People with MS Can Become More Resilient

November 7, 2017

New research shows that people affected by MS can improve their resilience, despite the barriers that the disease presents. At the recent MSPARIS2017 meeting, a team from the University of Washington reported that “Everyday Matters,” a six-week positive psychology curriculum developed by the National MS Society, increased resilience in people with MS by 20%, and decreased depression. The program was delivered via teleconference.

Read more in a feature from U.S. News & World Report

Learn more about Everyday Matters, including a location near you

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or 1-800-344-4867.

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