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Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: A Lasting Impact

People with multiple sclerosis report higher than expected rates of anxiety, depression, hypertension, and lung disease in addition to their multiple sclerosis.

Comorbidity is very common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and exerts a significant impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), results of 2 studies published in Neurology indicate.

Psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression, and physical conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and chronic lung disease are among the most frequently reported comorbidities,1,2 with complex interactions that produce both direct and indirect effects on HRQoL, reported Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the Health Sciences Centre of the University of Manitoba, CA, , and colleagues.

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