Relationships between multiple sclerosis and depression
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Aged; Comorbidity; Depressive Disorder, Major; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Multiple Sclerosis; Prevalence; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Severity of Illness Index
Mental and Social Health | Nervous System Diseases | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
The authors' findings suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) may occur as a prodrome to and may delay diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Lifetime prevalence of MDD was 59%; 14% of subjects reported MDD as a prodrome to MS, and 10% reported a resulting delay in MS diagnosis.