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Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? can it be a symptom of ms also?

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Dr. Douglas Bey answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

The early name for ms is often hysteria because of its multiple waxing ; waning symptoms--it is frequently accompanied by anxiety ; delpression.

Answered May 11, 2016

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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Ms can and often does worsen depression and anxiety. It could also be biologically a cause for depression and anxiety. Please get the help you need from your neurologist and your family doctor and see a psychiatrist or psychologist or both if necessary. Try to enjoy the holidays. Best wishes.

Answered Feb 3, 2015

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Am not seeing that the diagnosis of MS was ever confirmed. Yes, MS pts do indeed suffer depression, anxiety and euphoria, and some cannot control their emotions, but these are secondary issues, not the primary process in this disease of brain and spinal cord. Discuss with your physician and decide how to proceed.

Answered Feb 3, 2015

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