Title

Relationships between multiple sclerosis and depression

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine; Department of Emergency Mental Health

Date

4-2011

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Aged; Comorbidity; Depressive Disorder, Major; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Multiple Sclerosis; Prevalence; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Severity of Illness Index

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Spring;23(2):198-200. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

21677250