Relationships between multiple sclerosis and depression
Department of Psychiatry; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine; Department of Emergency Mental Health
Adult; Aged; Comorbidity; Depressive Disorder, Major; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Multiple Sclerosis; Prevalence; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Severity of Illness Index
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
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.
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Citation: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Spring;23(2):198-200. Link to article on publisher's site