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What reactions to multiple sclerosis should I watch for in my children?

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Emotions like fear, sadness, or guilt can change a child’s behavior. Here are signs to watch for:

  • More focus on her own wellness
  • Not wanting to spend time with close friends
  • Higher anxiety
  • Trying to act older or younger than she is
  • Behaving badly in public
  • Lying to friends about your illness
  • Temper tantrums
  • Waiting until you’re tired at the end of day to ask for things (such as help with homework)
  • Doing poorly in school
  • Nightmares, bed-wetting, and trouble falling asleep

SOURCE: 

National MS Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

SOURCE: 

National MS Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

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