Sex, personality and disability: what is the link in multiple sclerosis?

Takeaway

  • The personality of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) affects their ability to cope with their disease.

Why this matters

    In the past, research has focused on the significant physical and neurofunctional disabilities associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), without always considering the emotional impact. A better understanding of these emotional aspects – the impact on family, on work, on social life, is key to management, especially as the disease appears in young adults significantly affecting their quality of life.