What is MS?
MS is a condition of the central nervous system. It is the most common disabling neurological disorder among young adults and affects around 100,000 people in the UK.
MS is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40 - though it can be earlier or later. Although it's rare, children can develop MS. Women are around two to three times as likely as men to develop MS.
Once diagnosed, MS stays with the person for life, but treatments and specialist care can help people to manage many symptoms well.
This booklet covers:
- how is MS diagnosed?
- what causes MS?
- different types of MS
- living with MS
- family and friends
- health and social care services
- disability rights at work
- training and financial assistance
- aids for mobility and daily living
- sources of support
This booklet is also available to order as an audio CD (see below).
About our publications
We offer printed booklets, large print, other languages and audio versions (selected titles only). To order or for help with your questions about MS, call our Information Team on 020 8438 0799 (Monday to Friday 9am-4pm) or email email@example.com.
You can also order direct from this website.
Health or social care professionals and MS Society branches can order bulk copies here.