Anxiety is common in MS, and may be related to depression. In many cases, medications used to treat depression will also alleviate symptoms of anxiety. A recent study at the University of Washington indicated that about one-quarter of all people with MS experience anxiety, and most of them also experience depression.
As with depression, and because of the wide range of issues that can contribute to depression, the most effective results are usually obtained with a combination of "talk therapy" (counseling) and pharmacologic agents.
A number of relaxation and therapeutic therapies can also be very helpful in reducing anxiety. Among others, these include exercise, biofeedback, guided imagery, self hypnosis, yoga, tai chi, and massage.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:58|