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How Multiple Sclerosis Patients Can Help Themselves Bounce Back

Being resilient is valuable for those with multiple sclerosis.

An article called “Bouncing back again, and again: a qualitative study of resilience in people with multiple sclerosiscaught my attention because bouncing back is something I don’t do as well these days.

I believe resilience means to be able to roll with the punches.

Whatever MS sends my way, I can find either internal or external resources to prevent it from getting the best of me and my situation. It’s not that I don’t bounce back. It just takes a lot longer– and more effort to get there.

The researchers who did the Bouncing Back article in Disability and Rehabilitation agreed with my thoughts. They found that people with MS can rebound – but it takes work, and doesn’t happen on its own.

Through discussions with focus groups, the Bouncing Back researchers found that “Psychological adaptation, social connection, life meaning, planning and physical wellness emerged as facilitators of resilience. Resilience depletion, negative thoughts and feelings, social limitations, social stigma and physical fatigue emerged as barriers to resilience.” 

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