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Stress can worsen MS symptoms and some research suggests that it can even increase the risk of developing MS in the first place.

One study found that parents of children who died were more likely than other parents to develop MS in the next decade, and the risk seemed even higher—twice as likely—if the death was unexpected (such as an accident).

“We are still trying to figure out how much and what type of stress could lead to flare ups, worsening disease or even cause MS,” Dr. Rose says.

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