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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs (cont.)

Are support groups available?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with MS, you may find support and encouragement from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or its local chapters. See For More Information for other Web links. In addition, several MS Centers or clinics have available support groups for patients with MS and their families.

Central Nervous System and MS Diagrams

Immune system T cells attack and destroy the myelin sheath, leaving the nerve cell fibers unprotected.
Immune system T cells attack and destroy the myelin sheath, leaving the nerve cell fibers unprotected. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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