Sometimes, even when the body is feeling OK, there seems to be a problem that you just can’t put your finger on. Emotional well-being is as important as taking care of your body. “MS can have a significant impact on a person’s emotions, not only because MS is unpredictable and challenging to live with, but because it affects parts of the brain that control mood,” says the National MS Society. “It is essential to recognize and address changes because state of mind, emotion, and mood impact how one feels physically and functions in everyday life. They are essential components of overall wellness, affect one’s ability to care for oneself, adapt to change and problem-solve effectively, can negatively impact cognitive function (particularly depression), and are difficult for others to understand and live with, potentially causing disruptions in communication and relationships.
But can emotional health influence MS treatment outcomes?
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