Multiple Sclerosis patients face cluster of mental disorders

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Multiple Sclerosis patients face cluster of mental disorders

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:21 am

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People with multiple sclerosis face higher levels of anxiety, depression and fatigue than the general population and often have to battle all three simultaneously, a Tasmanian study reveals.

More than half (53.7%) of the 198 multiple sclerosis patients in the study reported fatigue, while 44.5% experienced anxiety and 18.5% had symptoms of depression, the longitudinal study covering an estimated 78% of all multiple sclerosis patients in southern Tasmania, found.

Levels of anxiety were about four times higher than those for the general population in South Australia and the prevalence of depression was about twice the norm, the authors wrote in Multiple Sclerosis Journal.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2304
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