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Medical approaches and lifestyle changes can help keep anxiety and depression in check.
By Heidi Godman, Contributor
The condition has a profound, lifelong emotional component that includes mood swings, anxiety and depression. (GETTY IMAGES)
You may think of multiple sclerosis as a physical condition, one that injures nerves and results in symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, trouble walking, bladder problems or vision loss. But MS has a profound, lifelong emotional component that includes mood swings, anxiety and depression. “MS is a chronic condition. Dealing with the emotional part of it requires an evolving approach, just like dealing with the neurological part of it,” says Dr. Christopher Stewart, a neuropsychologist and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center.