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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

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.


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