Psychological therapies (sometimes called talking therapies or psychotherapy) encourage you to making changes and choices to challenge negative feelings about coping with multiple sclerosis. These approaches can help treat stress, anxiety and depression and may have a role in managing pain and other symptoms.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the belief that how we think about a situation influences how we act, and our actions subsequently influence how we think and feel. It encourages the adoption of new thinking and behavioural techniques.
Mindfulness is a meditative technique that involves learning to focus attention on emotions, sensations and thoughts in an accepting and non-judgemental way.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
ACT helps people to acknowledge negative thoughts and feelings as normal and to find ways to manage them.
Counselling involves talking to a trained therapist about problems and concerns and can involve exploring ways to manage situations
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