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How can the anxiety I have due to multiple sclerosis (MS) be treated?

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and you are experiencing anxiety, the treating physician will assess whether medication is indicated, but frequently, counseling is recommended as well, especially when anxiety is the primary complaint. Anxiety is something that people with MS often experience. It can be related to the normal course of events or be due to specific problems related or unrelated to the MS diagnosis. All anxiety does not require medications. In many cases anxiety can be minimized without drugs if the person with MS can understand what is causing anxiety.

Fatigue can also cause anxiousness. Therefore, people with MS need to learn how to effectively manage their fatigue. When a diagnosis of MS causes anxiety, becoming educated about the disease, joining a support group, or talking with a professional can help.

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