Important Things to Remember If You Have MS

Most human beings are fiercely independent, even more so if they aren’t well. We base our self-confidence and self-esteem on our independence and find it incredibly difficult if or when we lose it. MS patients see their bodies changing and sometimes view their inability to control everything as a loss of independence, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Remember that just because you can’t do things the same way you used to or as fast as you once did doesn’t mean you can’t do them at all. There are resources like assistive technology, rehabilitation professionals and complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) that can aid you in different ways.

These changes and perceived loss of control and independence can often lead to depression. Know the signs so you can seek help if you feel like you may be heading down that path.

MORETips for managing depression when you have MS

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