What’s Here for You

  • Overview of psychosocial challenges faced by people with MS
  • Information about cognitive issues and MS
  • Counseling tips for interactions with your patients

Psychosocial challenges

Emotional changes associated with MS

What You Can Do

  • Encourage patients to establish new goals together with their support partners and healthcare providers
  • Alter your communication style when necessary to accommodate cognitive and emotional needs, for example:
    • Speak slowly
    • Repeat yourself
    • Provide written materials 
  • Attempt to make a psychosocial assessment part of your care plan
  • Talk to your patients about emotional changes associated with MS by: 
    • Recognizing the symptoms of emotional changes
    • Choosing the right time to have the conversation
    • Discussing emotional symptoms in the same way as other MS symptoms