By Anita Chatigny, PhD, as told to Hallie Levine


If you have a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG), studies show that you have a higher risk of developing depression. This isn’t surprising. MG is a disease that causes symptoms such as muscle weakness, eyelid droop, and difficulty swallowing and breathing. All of these changes affect your ability to do day-to-day activities and to live life as you want to.

But there’s plenty you can do to protect your mental health. Here’s what I advise my patients:

Create a Partnership With Your Body

If you have MG, and are in a battle against your symptoms,…


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