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Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutic use of the Arts for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

  title={Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutic use of the Arts for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis},
  author={Lisa M. Gallagher and Francois A Bethoux},
P eople with multiple sclerosis (MS) face a wide variety of physical, emotional, and social challenges. A multidisciplinary comprehensive care approach is recommended for the management of MS and its consequences, and non-traditional treatments are increasingly considered by patients and health care providers, particularly for the promotion of wellness in the context of this chronic disease. Previous research has demonstrated the benefits of the therapeutic arts (art therapy, dance and movement… 

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