The results of a study conducted by the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) is sure to generate a fair amount of controversy. The study concludes that there is no significant increase risk for MS for patients under severe stress. Past studies have often linked a stressful life events and subsequent development of the disease.
“Many patients believe that stress has played an important role in the development of their disease, and this has been an established knowledge that lacked scientific support,” one of the doctors conducting said.
His hope is that the results of the study will help put patients’ minds at rest. “MS patients should not feel guilty for having put themselves under stress out of misplaced thinking that they have caused their disease,” he said.
Please comment, what is your opinion on the effect of stress on you MS symptoms?