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Many people with MS also havedepression. In fact, about half of all people with multiple sclerosiswill need treatment for the condition at some point.
If you have MS and you've also felt sad for a while, you don’t have to handle it alone. Talk to your doctor about how you’re feeling, and see if there are any treatments that can help you.
What’s the Link?
Anyone dealing with too much stress or a tough situation might havedepression. It’s easy to understand how MS, which takes a toll on physical health and may cause lasting problems, can bring on the mood disorder.
MS might also cause depression. The disease may destroy the protective coating around nerves that helps the brain send signals that affect mood.