Health care professionals report that stress as well as the pressures of dealing with chronic health issues can put an individual at risk for mental health problems. Individuals with OI, like others, should seek assistance if they experience excessive anxiety or depression.
Many people with OI and their families cope very well with both the physical and the social/emotional problems associated with OI. They lead happy, interesting and successful lives. Just as it is important to learn how to deal with fractures and other medical aspects of OI, it is also important to develop skills for managing stress and uncertainty.