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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 that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. 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. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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