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MS and Psyche

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This booklet deals with the possible emotional reactions and psychological impact that can arise with an MS diagnosis. The booklet…
ORGANISATION:
Österreichische Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
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German

Living with the effects of MS: For newly diagnosed people with MS

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with MS, you’ve probably got lots of questions about what life will be like. This…
ORGANISATION:
UK MS Society
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English

MS and your emotions: understanding and dealing with your feelings

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The fact of having MS can be a cause of low mood or depression, and sometimes MS itself can physically…
ORGANISATION:
UK MS Society
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English

Anger, laughter and tears: understanding emotional outbursts in MS

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This short factsheet outlines some of the most common emotional reactions for people with MS. It explores what to do…
ORGANISATION:
UK MS Society
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English

MS & Depression – Information Sheet

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Depression is common in multiple sclerosis (MS). Around half of people diagnosed will have a depressive episode – three times…
ORGANISATION:
MS Australia
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English

MS & Your Emotions – Information sheet

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People living with MS experience many different emotions over the course of their lives. Some of these are reactions to…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada
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English, French

Stress & MS – Information sheet

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Having a chronic health condition can increase stress and there are many stressful situations that commonly occur in MS. This booklet…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada
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English, French

Psychological aspects of MS guide

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Physical health is only one of the ingredients for a person’s well-being, psychological and social factors also play a crucial…
ORGANISATION:
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
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Italian

Emotional troubles & mood disorders

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This article addresses mood changes and emotional troubles that you may experience when living with MS. It covers the following topics:…
ORGANISATION:
Ligue Française contre la Sclérose en Plaques
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French

Stress & MS

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There is an apparent relationship between stress and MS. This booklet aims to help to understand the role of stress…
ORGANISATION:
Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques
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French

Psychological Care

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Depression, anxiety and emotional challenges are not uncommon in people with MS. This guide explores the psychological repercussions of MS…
ORGANISATION:
Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques
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French

Personality, behaviours and MS

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Most people with MS will experience period  of mental reactions such as sadness, frustration or anger over their diagnosis and…
ORGANISATION:
Scleroseforeningen
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Danish, Icelandic

Cognitive function & MS

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This booklet discusses how and why MS can affect the cognitive functions of people with MS. It explores changes in…
ORGANISATION:
Scleroseforeningen
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Danish, Icelandic

Emotional reactions & MS

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This booklet describes some of the most common emotional reactions associated with MS as well as providing suggestions for dealing…
ORGANISATION:
Scleroseforeningen
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Danish, Icelandic

Mindfulness in everyday life

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In this article Esclerosis Múltiple España, write about how to improve your well-being by bringing mindfulness into your daily life.…
ORGANISATION:
Esclerosis Múltiple España
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Spanish

Memory, reasoning and coping strategies

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What to do if I suspect that I have cognitive problems? How can I prevent them? This guide explores how to…
ORGANISATION:
Esclerosis Múltiple España
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Spanish

Taming Stress in Multiple Sclerosis

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Many people with MS feel that there is a definite connection between stress and MS. Some believe that controlling stress…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
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English, Polish

Keep S’Myelin: Feelings & MS

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Everyone in the family is likely to have feelings about MS—the most common being anxiety, anger, sadness and guilt. One of…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
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English

Depression

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Depression is a mental illness, which can be quite common in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS). People with MS…
ORGANISATION:
Schweizerische Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
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German, French, Italian

Psychological Effects

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Like most chronic diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) has more than just physical effects. Although we cannot speak of psychological changes…
ORGANISATION:
Schweizerische Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
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French, Italian, German

Cognitive Dysfunction

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Problems with mental performance (cognition) are a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). If they are correctly identified and assessed, one…
ORGANISATION:
Schweizerische Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
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German, Italian, French

Mood Changes in MS (Booklet)

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Mood disorder is a complex issue and despite greater awareness, continues to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. This “invisible symptom” can…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada, National MS Society USA
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English, Polish, French

Resilience (Booklet) : Addressing the challenges of MS

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People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may find that the physical, psychological and spiritual challenges of living with MS can be…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada, National MS Society USA
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English, Spanish

Multiple sclerosis and your emotions

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People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience many different emotions and mood changes living with MS. Some of these are…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
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English, French

Seven Tips to Get You Through Lockdown with Multiple Sclerosis

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How can you deal with lockdown with MS? Self-isolation is difficult and we are experiencing a whole range of emotions.…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of New Zealand
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English

Sex, Touch and Relationships in times of coronavirus

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to ask questions about touching, kissing and sexual relations. Touch is a source…
ORGANISATION:
Israel MS Society
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English, Arabic, Russian

MS and cognition

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It was only in the 1970’s that researchers began studying the neuropsychological aspects of MS using healthy control groups for…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish

Young People with MS

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This issue of MS in Focus targets adults between 18 and 35 years of age, but the issues may apply…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Polish

Caregiving and MS

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Today, in many countries, the term carer or caregiver has a broad meaning. Voluntary carers can be family members, friends…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, Spanish

Intimacy and Sexuality

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Sexuality and intimate relationships are a significant part of life and well-being. For most people, sexuality and its expression are…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, German, Italian, Spanish

Seven principles to improve quality of life with MS

Written resources
In 2005, we published a set of principles – a kind of “gold standard” –  setting out what any person with…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Emotions and Cognition

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For many people, dealing effectively with cognitive or emotional challenges will require significant life changes. The key lies in understanding…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
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English, German, Italian, Spanish

Videos and webinars

Breathing and relaxation yoga exercises for MS

Videos and webinars
This is an easy to follow practice of yoga breathing and relaxation exercises, led by Laura, a yoga teacher who…
ORGANISATION:
UK MS Society
Languages available
English

Managing stress webinar

Videos and webinars
Stress is something that many people experience, in varying levels. Having the tools to manage stress is important. In this…
ORGANISATION:
MS Ireland
Languages available
English

Yoga meditation for self-care by MSSI

Videos and webinars
In this video, made by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) for World MS Day, you will be guided…
ORGANISATION:
Multiple Sclerosis Society of India
Languages available
English, Spanish

Ask an MS expert: Mood and Cognition

Videos and webinars
Changes in mood and cognitive function are two of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Meghan Beier, a…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
Languages available
English

Ask an MS expert: Addressing the challenges of MS through resilience

Videos and webinars
This week’s Ask an MS Expert webinar will discuss the secret to not just coping with MS, but thriving with…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
Languages available
English

Mindfulness video series (3)

Videos and webinars
Stress, anxiety, negative thoughts that sometimes crowd our minds and multiple sclerosis to manage. Mindfulness is a relaxation technique that…
ORGANISATION:
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Languages available
Italian

Mindfulness video series (2)

Videos and webinars
Stress, anxiety, negative thoughts that sometimes crowd our minds and multiple sclerosis to manage. Mindfulness is a relaxation technique that…
ORGANISATION:
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Languages available
Italian

Mindfulness video series (1)

Videos and webinars
Stress, anxiety, negative thoughts that sometimes crowd our minds and multiple sclerosis to manage. Mindfulness is not a bad word,…
ORGANISATION:
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Languages available
Italian

Relaxation session for people with MS

Videos and webinars
For people with MS research indicates that practicing relaxation techniques can be beneficial in reducing fatigue and improving mood. However, to enjoy…
ORGANISATION:
Esclerosis Múltiple España
Languages available
Spanish

How to deal with coronavirus and stress

Videos and webinars
In this video by Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego (Polish MS Society), their psychologist and psychotherapist Agata Wiśniewska talks about how…
ORGANISATION:
Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego
Languages available
Polish

Psychology consultation part 4: Q & A

Videos and webinars
In this final video of the consultation series Dr Carolina Trindade answers some questions from people with MS. Covering a…
ORGANISATION:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla
Languages available
Portuguese

Psychology consultation part 3: Managing our inner voice

Videos and webinars
In the third episode of the series on our emotional mind-set Dr Carolina Trindade talks about the pressures we put…
ORGANISATION:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla
Languages available
Portuguese

Psychology consultation part 2: Understanding and managing emotions

Videos and webinars
In this video Dr Carolina Trindade addresses our day to day emotional experiences. She highlights two negative trends about how we…
ORGANISATION:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla
Languages available
Portuguese

Psychology consultation part 1: Understanding the brain and our emotions

Videos and webinars
To speak about our emotional intelligence we must first understand how our brain and nervous system is connected with our…
ORGANISATION:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla
Languages available
Portuguese

MS Explained to children: When a children help take care of their parent

Videos and webinars
If a parent is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), the children are emotionally involved. Within the affected families, children very…
ORGANISATION:
Schweizerische Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
Languages available
French, Italian, German

Mindfulness

Videos and webinars
This is a video on Mindfulness, launched by the Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego for World MS Day 2020 and subtitled…
ORGANISATION:
Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego
Languages available
Polish, English

From a Loved One’s Perspective: Depression (Common Symptom of MS)

Videos and webinars
Depression is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Partners and family members of MS can also experience…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
Languages available
English

Resilience (Video) – Addressing the Challenges of MS

Videos and webinars
Many people living with chronic diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), have learned that practicing behaviours that promote resilience is the…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada, National MS Society USA
Languages available
English

Mood changes in MS (Video)

Videos and webinars
This video by the National MS Society USA and the MS Society of Canada explores why and how people with multiple…
ORGANISATION:
MS Society of Canada, National MS Society USA
Languages available
English, Spanish

Coping with Uncertainty of COVID-19

Videos and webinars
This session gives practical advice and resilience strategies for coping with uncertainty, with a focus on the impact of COVID-19…
ORGANISATION:
National MS Society USA
Languages available
English

Sex life and MS

Videos and webinars
Sex and intimacy can be challenging topics to talk about, even though they’re common for people with and without MS.…
ORGANISATION:
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla, MSIF
Languages available
English, Arabic, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Finnish, Icelandic

Low self-esteem and MS

Videos and webinars
Having MS can affect self-esteem. There may be times when it’s difficult to do everything a person is used to…
ORGANISATION:
MSIF
Languages available
English, Arabic, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Telugu, Urdu

Graphics

12 Tips to improve your mood

Graphics
This infographic takes you through 12 ways to improve your mood for people with MS.
ORGANISATION:
Esclerosis Múltiple España
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Spanish

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