Brain atrophy has been linked to reduced emotional wellbeing
Like anyone, you can experience both emotional problems and problems with mental health like anxiety and depression when living with MS.
A significant percentage of people living with MS suffer from depression, even when compared to those living with other debilitating conditions.
Just under 1/2 of people living with relapsing-remitting MS:
- feel guilty or upset with how their symptoms and disabilities affect those around them
- feel limited by their depression or anxiety
- feel lonely or isolated because of their MS