Depression and its Impact in Multiple Sclerosis
Most of us know that depression is a very common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). What people may not know, perhaps because the topic is rarely discussed at dinner parties, is that suicide is one of the leading causes of early death in people with MS.
For this reason, I was interested in the presentation at ECTRIMS 2015 of the Swedish study entitled, “Multiple sclerosis and risk of completed and attempted suicide – a national cohort study. ” To be clear in our definitions, “completed suicide” is that which results in death and “attempted suicide” is that which does not.
Source: Depression and its Impact in Multiple Sclerosis Via MS Connection