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Many people may loosely say 'depression' to describe short periods of feeling down or low. Clinical depression is something much more severe, which prevents you from functioning normally and continues for more than a couple of weeks.

Up to half of people with MS might experience depression at some point. It is often misunderstood, and it can be hard to get a diagnosis. But even without a 'label', there are ways to work on improving how you feel.

Understanding depression

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    Depression can often rear its ugly head with MS. I’ve been battling it for years. And I’ve tried lots of different things to help – art therapies, talking therapies, journaling. Some suit me better than others. Sandy, MS blogger and animal lover