New study shows positive stress helpful, negative stress harmful for PwMS
17th May 2013PDF File Download
The term 'stress' is often thrown around indiscriminately, but this study reminds us that we can live life to the fullest extent, and go through significant personal crises, but that the quality of the stress and its meaning to us are the important factors in determining whether the stress is helpful or harmful to our health. It reinforces the notion that for people overcoming MS, it is important to change jobs, relationships, circumstances, if these are proving negative in our lives. While changing these things can be perceived as stressful, and cause concern about possible health consequences, in fact, these changes can be very helpful and improve our chances of staying well or recovering.
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