Effects of Psychological Resilience in Cognitive and Motor Functions in Multiple Sclerosis

Takeaway

  • 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.