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Friday, March 10, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

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When you're managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), it's natural that you might find there are times you feel down. If you notice you're getting depressed, let your doctor know. He'll help you get the support and treatment you need to get back on track.

The Link Between MS and Depression

Anyone dealing with too much stress or a tough situation might have depression. So it's easy to understand how the long-term physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis can bring on changes in your mood.
But MS itself might also cause depression. The disease may destroy the protective coating around nerves that helps the brain send signals that affect mood.
Depression is also a side effect of some the drugs that treat multiple sclerosis, such as steroids and interferon.

What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

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