Greater Sense of Life Control May Curb Depression

Greater Sense of Life Control May Curb Depression

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Greater Sense of Life Control May Curb Depression

Having a greater sense of control over life circumstances — a coping resource called mastery — is associated with a significantly lower risk of future depression in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, an international study shows. The findings suggest that developing greater mastery may prevent MS patients from developing depression, and therefore it should be a point of intervention to improve patients’ mental health, the researchers noted. The study, “Greater mastery is associated with lower depression…

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