Caregivers for patients with multiple sclerosis experience significant strain even early in disease

Takeaway

  • Caregivers for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience strain even in the early stages of disease, with neuropsychiatric symptoms responsible for the greatest burden.

Why this matters

  • Previous studies focused on caregivers whose partners were living with relatively high disability levels caused by MS, but greater understanding is needed on the impact of caring for a partner in early-stage disease.