Year: 1997 Source: BMJ, v.315, no.7110, (September 20, 1997), p.691-692 SIEC No: 19980529

This editorial discusses depression among patients with multiple sclerosis – up to half of patients experience depressive symptoms of sufficient severity & duration to warrant a diagnosis of major depressive affect during the course of their illness. A brief review of research on the relationship between depression & suicide risk in these patients is presented. The editorial ends by discussing the scant attention that the treatment of depression in multiple sclerosis patients has received.