Incident depression in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: a multi-database study

Takeaway

  • Patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) should be monitored for depression and treated appropriately.

Why this matters

    Current evidence shows that the prevalence of depression in patients with MS is high (up to 30% at the time of diagnosis and up to 60% after diagnosis) but data on the rate of new depression after MS diagnosis and during disease progression are lacking.