People with early multiple sclerosis (MS) who are resilient and can cope with stress well have better motor function than people with early MS who are not.
Why this matters
MS is diagnosed in early adulthood, a period where a person faces many new challenges.
Some people with severe MS symptoms are able to pursue their life goals successfully, compared to some people with less severe MS symptoms who have a more difficult time.
For this reason, the level of resilience a person demonstrates may impact their MS symptoms and progression.